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Canada’s Kylie Masse wins silver in women’s 200-metre backstroke at Tokyo Olympics

Canada's Kylie Masse celebrates a silver medal in the women's 200m backstroke final during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Saturday, July 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld.

Canada’s Kylie Masse won her second silver medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 200-metre backstroke Saturday.

Masse led for most of the race, only for Australia’s Kaylee McKeown to charge past her in the final seconds. Fellow Australian Emily Seebohm nabbed the bronze.

It’s the latest medal for Canada’s swimmers, all five of which have been won by women.

Taylor Ruck, also swimming for Canada, managed a sixth-place finish.

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Masse and Ruck were both already medal winners in Tokyo. Masse won the silver in the 100-metre backstroke while Ruck was on the four-women team that claimed silver in the 100-metre freestyle relay.

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Ruck will get another shot at a medal when she swims with Sydney Pickrem, Kayla Sanchez and gold-medallist Margaret Mac Neil in the 200-metre freestyle relay on Sunday.

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