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Alia fails to advance despite national record

Jamaica Observer

Wednesday, August 01, 2012 | 7:58 AM    

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LONDON, England — Despite setting a national record in winning her heat, Jamaica's Alia Atkinson failed to progress to the semi-finals of the 200m breast stroke this morning.

Atkinson recorded 2:28.77, erasing the old national mark of 2:29.00.

The time placed her at 27th overall.

Only the top 16 swimmers will progress to the semis.

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