World record-breaking swimmer Masse adds bronze in mixed relay

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By Doug Harrison, CBC News, July 26, 2017 

Penny Oleksiak, Richard Funk, Yuri Kisil all part of Canadian medal-earning team

Canada’s Kylie Masse added to her medal haul at the world aquatics championships.

One day after making history, Masse, along with Edmonton’s Richard Funk, Toronto’s Penny Oleksiak and Calgary’s Yuri Kisil combined to finish in a tie for third place with China on Wednesday in the mixed 4×100-metre medley relay in Budapest.

“That mixed relay is something I’ve never done before and isn’t offered at a lot of meets,” Masse said. “To be able to do it here at world championships was so much fun. To compete for other people as well makes it even better and is almost more motivating. It was a really fun experience.”

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