Alia Atkinson wins third straight world title in 100m breaststroke

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Alia Atkinson wins third straight world title in 100m breaststroke

by Wayde Brown

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson created history this morning becoming the first swimmer to win three consecutive World Championship gold medals in the women’s 100 metre breaststroke.

The double world record holder etched her name in the record books after winning a close 100 breast final ahead of American Katie Meili at the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou China.

The 30-year old touched first in 1:03.51, just a tenth ahead of Meili (1:03.63).

Atkinson and Meili were well ahead of the rest of the field, with bronze going to Australian Jessica Hansen (1:04.61).

Victory sees Atkinson improving her medal haul to three after she won gold in the women’s 50m breaststroke and bronze in the women’s 100m individual medley respectively.

The 30 year old who was making her 6th appearance at the World Championships has also won 9 medals overall (4 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze).

Her haul includes three 100m breaststroke gold medals, one gold and three silver in the 50m breaststroke and 2 bronze in the 100m individual medley.



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