Canada’s Masse and McIntosh Dominate ISL Game 1 of the Season


Canada’s Kylie Masse and Summer McIntosh maintained their dominance in the pool in the International Swimming League’s season opener, just a month after the Tokyo Olympics.

Masse, of LaSalle, Ont., Took first place in the women’s 100-meter backstroke on day two of the ISL competition Friday in Naples, Italy.

Masse clocked 56.52 seconds to win the event and get 10 more points for the Toronto Titans, after winning the women’s 50 backstroke a day earlier.

WATCH | Canadian Kylie Masse ranks first in the 100-meter backstroke:

Toronto Titans’ Kylie Masse victorious in the 100m backstroke

Toronto Titans captain Kylie Masse of LaSalle, Ont., Followed up on her victory in the women’s 50-meter backstroke on Thursday with a victory in the 100-meter backstroke on Friday in the first event of the 2021 International League of Nations season. swimming in Naples, Italy. 3:21

Hailing from Toronto, McIntosh won the women’s 200m butterfly for the Titans in 2: 06.61, collecting nine points.

The 15-year-old then dived back to win the women’s 400m individual medley with a time of 4: 30.05, collecting another 21 points for the Titans.

McIntosh took the swimming world by storm when she beat Penny Oleksiak in the 200m freestyle at the Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials in June, securing her place as Canada’s youngest swimmer at Tokyo 2020.

WATCH | Canada’s Summer McIntosh swims to victory in the 200m butterfly

Summer McIntosh, 15, swims to victory in 200m butterfly for Toronto Titans

Summer McIntosh, 15, won the women’s 200-meter butterfly event for her hometown of Toronto Titans in the first event of the 2021 International Swimming League season in Naples, Italy. 5:01

On the men’s side, Cole Pratt of Calgary was sixth in the men’s 100 backstroke with a time of 51.74 for the Titans.

Fellow Calgarian Yuri Kisil, also a swimmer for the Titans, clocked 47.09 to finish sixth in the men’s 100 freestyle for three more points.

Finlay Knox of Okotoks, Alta., Was third in the men’s 100 IM (52.44), adding six points to the Titans’ total.

Two-time Olympic medalist Kayla Sanchez placed second in the women’s 100m medley with a time of 58.89, scoring seven points for the Titans.

Andison Bailey of Smiths Falls, Ont., Only swam a few lanes and clocked a time of 1: 00.35 to finish sixth overall and earn three points for DC Trident.

Although her compatriot Mary-Sophie Harvey was among the fastest at the start of the block in the 200m butterfly with a reaction time of 0.69 seconds, the 22-year-old swimmer from Trois-Rivières, Que., Finished eighth. (2: 09.60).

But Harvey fought back in the 200m freestyle, finishing fifth in the event (1: 56.16) to score four points for Energy Standard.

In the women’s 400m IM, it was an all-Canadian affair led by McIntosh.

WATCH | Summer McIntosh leads the way in Canadian IM 400m sweep

Toronto teen Summer McIntosh leads the Canadian women’s 400m IM podium

Summer McIntosh, 15, led wire by wire to win the women’s 400-meter individual medley for the Toronto Titans, while Bailey Andison of the DC Trident of Smiths Falls, Ont., Was second and Tessa Ciepluca of the Toronto Titans. of Georgetown, Ont., was third in the first event of the 2021 International Swimming League season in Naples, Italy. 6:10

McIntosh led the way en route to her second win of the night, while Bailey was second (4: 31.35) and Tessa Ciepluca of Georgetown, Ont. (4: 33,14) hit the third.

Bailey scored 10 points for DC Trident while Ciepluca netted six for the Titans.

The first game of the third season ended with Energy Standard atop the tag team with 511.5 points, followed by the Toronto Titans at 496.5. The Aqua Centurions are third with 442.5 points and DC Trident fourth with 311.5 points.


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