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SWIMMING: Alia wins silver at PanAm Games

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 7:41 PM
Alia Atkinson reacts after being awarded the silver medal in the women's 100m breaststroke medal ceremony at the Pan Am Games today.
United States' Katie Meili (left) celebrates her gold medal win with silver medalist Jamaica's Alia Atkinson in the women's 100m breaststroke final at the Pan Am Gamestoday.
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Jamaica's Alia Atkinson a short while ago won a silver medal in the women's 100m Breastroke Final A at the 2015 Pan American Games in Canada.

It is the first medal for Jamaica at the games.

Alia, who led for most of the race, swam 1:06:59.

She was beaten into second by American Katie Meili, who posted 1:06:26.

Bronze went to Rachel Nicol of Canada who did 1:07.91.

Earlier this evening, Timothy Wynter placed fifth in the men's Backstroke B Final.

That race was won by Armando Barrera of Cuba in 56.14.