Emily Seebohm Grabs Gold in 50 Backstroke Over Kylie Masse

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Australian Emily Seebohm grabbed her first gold medal of the meet, winning a narrow final in the sprint backstroke event over Canadian Kylie Masse. Seebohm won the gold by .04, touching in 27.78 over Masse’s 27.82.

Georgia Davies, the Commonwealth Games record holder in the event from 2014, earned a bronze in the event when she finished third in 27.90. In fourth was Australian Holly Barratt (27.96), while the final also featured a trio of Scottish swimmers: Cassie Wild who finished fifth (28.18), Kathleen Dawson who finished sixth (28.37), and Lucy Hope who finished eighth (28.54). Rounding out the final was Canada’s Jade Hannah in seventh (28.38).

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Author: James Sica

James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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