Photo by Aurelien Meunier
Alia Atkinson has tied the World Record in the 100 short course meters breaststroke on day 1 of the 2016 FINA World Cup’s opening stop in Chartres, France.
Atkinson swam a 1:02.36 on Friday morning in the 25 meter pool, matching the swims done by both herself at the Doha World Cup stop in 2014; and Ruta Meilutyte‘s swim from the 2013 World Cup stop in 2013.
Unfortunately for Atkinson, the $10,000 prize available for World Records isn’t handed out if the record is tied – which she’s now fallen victim to twice in her career.
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