Jamaica and The London 2012 Olympics: Profile on and Olympic Schedule for Alia Atkinson, Swimmer

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

Jamaica has great representation in the London 2012 Olympic games with a talented Jamaican swimmer, Alia Atkinson.

According to Wikipedia, Alia Shanee Atkinson was born December 11, 1988. She competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics , as well. She competed at the 2004 Olympics, and four years later in the 2008 Olympics she finished 25th in the Women’s 200 breaststroke.

She carried the flag for her native country at the opening ceremony of the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she set the Jamaican Record in the 100 fly; and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. She also competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She placed first in the 200 Breaststroke at the 2010 NCAA Championships, swimming for Texas A&M.

Alia Atkinson will have to complete a swim off for eighth place in the finals, after tying for fourth position in the semi-finals of the 100m women’s breaststroke.

Alia Atkinson London 2012 Olympic Schedule – Swimming
  Time Gender Event Round Jamaican Time
130  Sunday, July 29, 2012 10:51 AM Women 100m Breaststroke Heats 4:51 AM
131 7:48 PM Women 100m Breaststroke Semifinals 1:48 PM
132 Monday, July 30, 2012 8:13 PM Women 100m Breaststroke Finals 2:13 PM

 

 

TIME SPORT EVENT STAGE
Sun, Jul 29 Swimming Women’s 100m Breaststroke Qualifying
Sun, Jul 29 Swimming Women’s 100m Breaststroke Qualifying
Sun, Jul 29 Swimming Women’s 100m Breaststroke Semifinal
Sun, Jul 29 Swimming Women’s 100m Breaststroke Semifinal
Sun, Jul 29 Swimming Women’s 100m Breaststroke Final
Wed, Aug 1 Swimming Women’s 200m Breaststroke Qualifying
Wed, Aug 1 Swimming Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final
Fri, Aug 3 Swimming Women’s 50m Freestyle Qualifying
Fri, Aug 3 Swimming Women’s 50m Freestyle Final

 

 

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