Alia Atkinson Ties 100 Breast SCM World Record at 2016 FINA World Cup Paris

Jul 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Alia Atkinson of Jamaica before the women's 100m freestyle swimming preliminaries during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
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Alia Atkinson of Jamaica has succeeded in matching the World Record in the 100 breaststroke at the 2016 FINA World Cup Series stop in Paris/Chartres.

The SCM World Record sits at a 1:02.36, with this being Atkinson’s second time matching the World Record.

The original record of 1:02.36 was set in 2013 by Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte from a 2013 FINA World Cup stop in Moscow. One year later in Doha, Atkinson succeeded in tying Meilutyte’s record.

World Record Splits:

Meilutyte (2013): 29.56, 32.80– 1:02.36

Atkinson (2014): 29.46, 32.90– 1:02.36

Atkinson (2016): 29.33, 33.03–1:02.36

The prize for setting a World Record at one of the FINA World Cup stops is $10,000 U.S. dollars, but unfortunately it only counts if the record is broken–not tied. Atkinson’s top swim does put her in good points standings towards the World Cup’s first place prize of $50,000 as she not only placed first (12 points) but will earn her cluster points, guaranteeing her a minimum of 46 points after day one.

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