LaSalle's Kylie Masse Returns Home

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LaSalle's Kylie Masse is back home from the FINA World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.

The 23-year-old won two medals in the backstroke — gold in the 100m and bronze in the 200m — and a third medal in a relay event.

Masse told AM800's The Morning Drive she was happy with her time in the 200m event.

"I think it was my second best time or third best time, it was near my best and I was super happy to be on the podium," she says. "When you're at a world championship like that sometimes the time doesn't necessarily mean everything.  It's about getting on the podium.  I couldn't be happier and I think the time will come."

Masse says she will soon turn her focus to next year's Summer Olympics in Japan.

"The swimming world is always getting faster and faster and there's always people swimming fast, so that's definitely motivating to continue to improve and to be the best that I can be," says Masse.  "After this summer I'll just be looking with my coaches at my races and looking at things to work on to improve, leading into next year."

Masse became just the second Canadian swimmer to win two world championship gold medals when she defended her title in the women’s 100m backstroke. The late Victor Davis also won twice at the worlds.


— With files from AM800's The Morning Drive