Kylie Masse Holds Off Taylor Ruck To Win 200 Back at Commonwealth Games

Kylie Masse. Photo Courtesy: Ian MacNicol

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The Canadians started night four of the Commonwealth Games in dramatic fashion, going 1-2 in the women’s 200 backstroke.

Kylie Masse won the event in 2:05.98, a Commonwealth Games record, holding off a packed field that included teammate Taylor Ruck, who finished second in 2:06.42 from lane one.

Australia’s Emily Seebohm (2:06.82) and Kaylee McKeown (2:07.86) went 3-4 ahead of Canada’s Hilary Caldwell (2:09.22).

Australia’s Hayley Baker was sixth (2:11.28), followed by England’s Jessica Fullalove (2:11.74) and Elizabeth Simmonds (2:12.40).