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.
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