Alia Atkinson Breaks Her Own World Record In SCM 50 Breast in Budapest

Jul 18, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Alia Atkinson of Jamaica competes in the women's swimming 200m individual medley during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
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Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson broke the second world record of the night in Budapest with a 28.56 in the 50 breast final. She broke her own world record that was a 28.64 from the 2016 World Cup in Tokyo. Atkinson finished well in front of Russia’s Yulia Efimova (29.22) and American Molly Hannis (29.51).

Atkinson remains the only swimmer from Jamaica to hold a world record from swimming.

World Record Progression:

  • Alia Atkinson, JAM, 28.56 (2018)
  • Alia Atkinson, JAM, 28.64 (2016)
  • Jessica Hardy, USA, 28.80 (2009)
  • Jessica Hardy, USA, 28.96 (2009)
  • Jessica Hardy, USA, 29.36 (2009)
  • Jessica Hardy, USA, 29.45 (2009)
  • Jessica Hardy, USA, 29.58 (2008)
  • Jade Edmistone, AUS, 29.90 (2004)
  • Emma Igelstrom, SWE, 29.96 (2002)

All-Time Rankings:

  1. Alia Atkinson, JAM, 28.56 (2018)
  2. Jessica Hardy, USA, 28.80 (2009)
  3. Ruta Meilutyte, LTU, 28.81 (2014)
  4. Lilly King, USA, 28.92 (2016)
  5. Yulia Efimova, RUS, 29.08 (2016)
  6. Katie Meili, USA, 29.37 (2016)
  7. Sarah Katsoulis, AUS, 29.50 (2009)
  8. Jenna Laukkanen, FIN, 29.54 (2017)

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