Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson Recorded a New Personal Best

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson recorded a new personal best of 1:06.79 to advance to the finals of the 100m breast stroke following a swim off with Canadian Tera Van Beilen.

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The swim-off became necessary because Atkinson had tied with Van Beilen for fourth place in semi-final one, which also meant a tie for the eighth position in the finals.  Photographer Ricardo Makyn has been tracking Atkinson since her practice session at the Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Atkinson clocked 1:06.79 in the swim-off with the Canadian to advance to the 100m breast stroke finals scheduled for tomorrow. 

The swim-off became necessary because Atkinson had tied with Van Beilen for fourth place in semi-final one,

which also meant a tie for the eighth position in the finals.

 

 Alia Atkinson has set a new national record of 1:07.39 to win Heat 3 in the 100m breaststroke at the 2012 London Olympics. 

Alia will swim from lane eight for the finals scheduled for tomorrow. 

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4 Comments
  1. Posted July 30, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Posted July 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Interest, like information, thank for share article

  3. Posted August 12, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Always like to see sporting achievement

  4. Posted August 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Good info, very interesting.

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