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Alia bounces back from Olympics disappointment ... again ties world record in 100m breaststroke

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 8:52 PM
Atkinson, who finished eighth in the final in Rio, swam 1:02.36 today matching the time done by both herself and Ruta Meilutyte.

Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson bounced back from a disappointing Rio 2016 Olympic Games, tying the world record in the short course 100m breaststroke on the opening day of the 2016 FINA World Cup in Chartres, France.

Atkinson, who finished eighth in the final in Rio, swam 1:02.36 matching the time done by both herself and Ruta Meilutyte.

The Jamaican registered that time at the 2014 Doha World Cup a year after Meilutyte did so.

IN PHOTO: Alia reacts after her eighth place finish in the Rio Olympics final of the 100m breaststroke

As a result of today's win, Atkinson earned for herself US$1,500 and 10 bonus points towards her overall FINA World Cup tally.

She has, however, missed out on the US$10,000 prize offered for world records, as this is only given if the record is broken as opposed to being tied.

- Andre Lowe