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Alia Atkinson Advances to Women’s 100m Breaststroke Final

Jamaica’s swimmer, world record holder Alia Atkinson has advanced to the Women’s 100m Breaststroke Final at the 2015 Pan American Games in Canada. Atkinson finished second in heat 3 with a time of 1:07.46. The final is scheduled tonight at 7 p.m. ET.  You may watch Live stream via ESPN 3 – USA or Live stream via CBC – Canada.

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WOMEN’S 1OOM BREASTSTROKE

  • World record: 1:04.35 – Ruta Meilutyte (Lithuania) 2013
  • Pan Am Games record: 1:07.78 – Annamay Pierse (Canada) 2007
  • Americas record: 1:04.45 – Jessica Hardy (USA) 2009
  • 10th fastest time in the world this season: 1:07.03

Top seeds heading into finals 

  1. Katie Meili (USA) 1:05.64
  2. Rachel Nicol (Canada) 1:07.10
  3. Alia Atkinson (Jamaica) 1:07.46

After coming up just short in the 200m breaststroke on Wednesday night, placing fourth in the final, hopes will be high that Atkinson, the joint world record holder and gold medallist in the 100m breaststroke at the short course World Championships last December, will win her second Pan-American Games medal