Canadian athletes returning home after two weeks of action at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary will bring with them medals, new national records and valuable experience at a high-stakes competition ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Here’s a look at the most notable performances by Canadians at the aquatics worlds.
Kylie Masse led all Canadians — swimmers or otherwise — at the aquatics worlds, scoring the country’s lone world title and setting a new world record to boot in the 100-metre backstroke final, and breaking six Canadian records. That gold was also the first at a world championships by a Canadian swimmer since 2007. Kylie Masse: Made in Canada Masse was also a part of the mixed relay teams that won a pair of bronze ...