Alia Atkinson set for 100m Breaststroke Final in Rio… Tonight @ 8:44 pm

Yesterday (July 7) Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson earned a spot in the final of the women’s 100m breaststroke following a joint third place finish in her semi-final swim at the Olympic Aquatic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 27-year-old registered 1:06.52 minutes in her semi-final, equalling the time of American swimmer Katie Meili.

China’s Jinglin Shi was second in 1:06.31.

The American swimmer Lilly King was first in 1:05.70.

The final will take place tonight at 8:44 pm – local time.

Atkinson has never won an Olympic medal but came close at the previous Olympic Games held in London four years ago with a fourth place finish.

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