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SWIMMING: Alia Atkinson takes bronze in 100m at World Championships

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Jamaica's bronze medalist Alia Atkinson poses after the medal ceremony for the 100m breaststroke final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia today.
Alia Atkinson checks the timing board after a women's 100m breaststroke semifinal at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
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 KAZAN, Russia (AP) :

Jamaica's Alia Atkinson placed third today in the 100-meter backstroke event at the world swimming championships in Russia.

Atkinson of Jamaica finished in 1:06.42 seconds.

Yulia Efimova, who gave the host country, Russia, its first gold of these championships in the 100 backstroke, won in 1:05.66 to beat Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania in a reversal of their results two years ago, when Efimova finished second.

Meilutyte clocked 1:06.36.

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