ROME – Olympic team member Kylie Masse of Windsor, Ont., completed a golden sweep of the women’s backstroke events on Sunday with a victory in the 200-m race at the Italian International swimming competition.
The 20-year-old Masse clocked a personal best two minutes and 08.79 seconds. She also won the 50 backstroke – in Canadian record time on Friday – and the 100-m backstroke on Saturday. Margherita Panziera of Italy was second in 2:10.21 and Giulia Ramatelli, also of Italy, third in 2:12.63.
Three Canadians were in the women’s 50-m butterfly final. Therese Alshammar of Sweden took the gold in 25.84, Penny Oleksiak of Toronto collected her third medal of the meet clocking second in
26.08 and Silvia Di Pietro of Italy was third in 26.32.
Sandrine Mainville of Montreal was fourth in 26.86 and Michelle Williams of North York, Ont., fifth in 26.89.
Savard sizzles at Quebec Cup
Rio-bound Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., completed her preparations for the Olympics with her fourth and fifth gold medals at the Quebec Cup.
Savard posted victories in the 100-m butterfly in 58.68 and the 50-m freestyle in 25.56. She also won the 100-m freestyle, 200-m butterfly and 50-m butterfly – setting a Canadian record – as well this weekend.
Full results – Quebec Cup: https://www.swimrankings.net/services/CalendarFile/15871/live/index.html
Full results – Italian International: http://www.microplustiming.com/fin2016/indexNU2016_242526_06_Roma_web.php