By Sharon Robb

August 30, 2016—American Katie Meili knocked off Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club to win the 100-meter breaststroke on the opening day of the FINA World Cup Series stop in Berlin, Germany.

The four-time Jamaican Olympian, fresh off tying her own short course world record in France, took the silver in 1:03.10. Meili dipped under 1:03 to win in 1:02.92. Russian Yulia Efimova took the bronze in 1:03.17.

Atkinson was also fourth in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:08.39 finishing behind Katinka Hosszu, Zsuzsanna Jakabos and Efimova.

Atkinson was sixth in the 50-meter freestyle in 25.02.

Russian Vladimir Morozov broke another world short course record in the 100-meter individual medley. He broke his own world record he set four days ago in 50.30, dropping from 50.60. His splits were 22.77 and 27.53.

Other opening day winners were:

Vladimir Morozov, Russia, 100-meter freestyle, 45.79.

Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 200-meter freestyle, 1:52.08.

Cameron van der Burgh, South Africa, 50-meter breaststroke, 25.75.

Jeanette Ottesen, Denmark, 100-meter butterfly, 55.86.

Stanislav Donetc, Russia, 100-meter backstroke, 50.06.

Emily Seebohm, Australia, 100-meter backstroke, 26.38.

Chad le Clos, South Africa, 200-meter butterfly, 1:49.33.

Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 200-meter individual medley, 2:05.57.

James Guy, Great Britain, 400-meter freestyle, 3:39.20.

Jeanette Ottesen, Denmark, 50-meter freestyle, 23.58.

Marco Koch, Germany, 200-meter breaststre, 2:01.92.

Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 200-meter backstroke, 2:00.52.

Chad le Clos, South Africa, 50-meter butterfly, 22.15.

Franziska Hentke, Germany, 800-meter freestyle, 8:22.83.

Philip Heintz, Germany, 400-meter individual medley, 4:02.84.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Advertisements