Canada's Kylie Masse swims to another silver medal at short-course worlds

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Kylie Masse of Canada competes in the Women's 200m Backstroke during day three of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Abu Dhabi at Etihad Arena on December 18, 2021 in Abu Dhabi. (Clive Rose/Getty Images - image credit)
Kylie Masse of Canada competes in the Women's 200m Backstroke during day three of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Abu Dhabi at Etihad Arena on December 18, 2021 in Abu Dhabi. (Clive Rose/Getty Images - image credit)

Canadian swimmer Kylie Masse is on the podium once again at the short-course world championships in Abu Dhabi.

The La Salle, Ont., won silver in the women's 200-metre backstroke with a time of two minutes and 2.07 seconds in the final.

Masse split the podium between American swimmers Rhyan White, who claimed gold in 2:01.58, and Isabelle Stadden, in third in 2:02.20.

"I thought it was great to get on the podium, but the time is definitely not what I feel I'm capable of," said Masse, whose Canadian record in the event is 2:01.45.

WATCH | Masse swims to silver in 200m backstroke:

On Friday, Masse set the Canadian short course record and captured silver in the 100m backstroke with a time of 55.22.

In the men's 50m freestyle semifinals, Canada's Joshua Liendo broke the Canadian record and placed first in his heat in a time of 20.88.

The Markham, Ont., native was second fastest overall and comfortably qualified for the final.

Through three days of competition, Canada's team of nine women and three men, all of whom competed at last summer's Tokyo Olympics, have three gold medals and three silver.

"We still have a long way to go," Masse said. "It's all about balancing and managing the emotions and pressures of these meets but it's been incredible to see the Canadian team step up and perform and even more amazing to see people put in the work every day."

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