Kylie Masse wins silver in the women's backstroke

Canada wins fifth medal

The Canadian women's swim team continues to make a statement at the Tokyo Olympics.

The women won a third medal Monday night when Kylie Masse came home with a silver in the 100 metre backstroke final.

She won bronze in the same event five years ago in Rio, a breakout games for the women's swim team, who brought home six of Canada's 22 medals.

Masse came home in 57.72 seconds, just behind Australian Kaylee McKeown.

McKeown finished in an Olympic-record time of 57.47 seconds. Regan Smith of the United States was third.

Masse turned first, finishing the first 50 in 27.91 seconds.

She led for much of the way over the last 50 metres before she was caught with about 20 metres to go.

Masse came into the Olympics as the two-time defending World Champion.

Canada now has a gold, three silver and one bronze through four days of competition, with more medals possible before the day is out.

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