Atkinson fourth in breaststroke semi final
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson finished in a tie for fourth place in her breaststroke but is still in with a chance to make the final depending on time.
The 23-year-old Atkinson, who is competing in her third Olympics and is seeking to be the third Jamaican swimmer to make it to a swimming final after Andrew Phillips in the 200m Individual Medley at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and Janelle Atkinson in the 400m freestyle four years ago in Beijing, China.
She will be in a swim off for the 8th position for the finals.
Women's 100m Breaststroke Semifinal 1 Results
1 SONI Rebecca USA 1:05.98
2 LARSON Breeja USA 1:06.70
3 SUZUKI Satomi JPN 1:07.10
4 ATKINSON Alia JAM 1:07.48
4 VAN BEILEN Tera CAN 1:07.48
6 JOHANSSON Jennie SWE 1:07.57
7 van BILJON Suzaan RSA 1:07.68
8 MATSUSHIMA Mina JPN 1:08.26
100m Breaststroke Semifinals start list
Lane Name Cou QT
1 MATSUSHIMA Mina JPN 1:07.69
2 ATKINSON Alia JAM 1:07.39
3 SUZUKI Satomi JPN 1:07.08
4 SONI Rebecca USA 1:05.75
5 LARSON Breeja USA 1:06.58
6 JOHANSSON Jennie SWE 1:07.14
7 van BILJON Suzaan RSA 1:07.54
8 VAN BEILEN Tera CAN 1:07.85