Alia Atkinson Scorches Jamaican Record in 100 Breast

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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Alia Atkinson broke her Jamaican record in the women’s 100 breast with a sizzler against a loaded field at the 2015 FINA World Cup Dubai.

Atkinson threw down a 1:05.93 for the win, breaking her previous mark of 1:06.21 from the World Championships in Kazan.  That swim had ranked fourth in the world this year, and tonight’s effort still left her in fourth overall.

World Rankings 100 Breast

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USA’s Molly Hannis hit the wall second in 1:06.60 to jump into seventh in the world, while Turkey’s Viktoria Zeynep Gunes wound up third in 1:06.96 to finish just off her 12th-ranked 1:06.77 from an amazing World Junior Championships.

Australia’s Leiston Pickett (1:07.81), Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen (1:08.03), Japan’s Rie Kaneto (1:08.14), Japan’s Runa Imai (1:08.16) and South Africa’s Kaylene Corbett (1:10.20) closed out the heat.


  • Men’s 100 free
  • Women’s 200 free
  • Men’s 50 breast
  • Women’s 100 breast
  • Women’s 100 fly
  • Men’s 100 back
  • Women’s 50 back
  • Men’s 200 fly
  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Men’s 400 free
  • Women’s 50 free
  • Men’s 200 breast
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Men’s 50 fly
  • Women’s 800 free
  • Men’s 400 IM
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