It took Kylie Masse less than a minute to propel herself from Olympic participant, prestigious in itself, to Canadian sports hero.
The Sandwich Secondary School graduate (Class of 2014) did it in the pool on the third day of the 2016 Games in Brazil touching the wall in 58.76 seconds to tie for third in the women's 100 metre backstroke and earn a bronze medal for herself, Canada and her family and friends in LaSalle.
Her time is a new Canadian record for the event and was just 1/100th of a second from the silver medal position.Kylie has brought significant honour to her alma mater and her community in recent years, winning a gold medal at the World University Games as well as CIS female swimmer of the year and the BLG Award as the outstanding university athlete in Canada this year
*Photo (above) courtesy Canada Swimming
* Main page photo courtesy Canadian Olympic Team Official Website