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Despite breaking her own Canadian record with a time of 27.64 seconds in the semifinals, Masse was eliminated after placing 10th. On Tuesday, Masse won gold and set a world record in the 100 backstroke.
Earlier, American star Katie Ledecky’s bid to win six gold medals at the meet came to an end when she tied for silver in the women’s 200m freestyle final, won by Italy’s Federica Pellegrini. Ledecky had started in Budapest by winning the 400 and 1,500 freestyle titles and adding gold in the 4×100 freestyle relay.
Canada’s Yuri Kisil was eliminated in the men’s 100 freestyle semifinals after placing 10th.