By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe
The women’s 100m breaststroke at the London 2012 Olympics was the race to watch for Jamaicans, on July 30, 3012. Alia Atkinson 1:06.46, went out in fine style and competed to place fourth in this final round. Atkinson could be seen as one of the frontrunners from the onset of the race.
Breeja Larson from the United States team had a false start but was not disqualified as it was ruled to a technical problem. She later finished in sixth place. The top places of the 100m breaststroke at the London 2012 Olympics went to Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuenia, Rebecca Soni of the United States and Satomi Suzuki of Japan; first, second and third respectively.
Alia Atkinson has several other races before her 2012 Olympics will be over; but for now she can say, she has exceeded hers and everyone elses expectation and made Jamaica proud.
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Alia Atkinson in 100m Breaststroke finals at the London 2012 Olympics:
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