KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator AJ Nicholson will be making a full statement on the discussion and decisions arrived at following a meeting with Trinidad and Tobago's Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Dookeran this week.
Nicholson made the disclosure while responding to ques ...more »
Jamaica's Alia Atkinson was in sensational form at the Dubai leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup yesterday.
She led from wall to wall to win the 100m breaststroke in a time of 1:02.91 minutes.
With the fastest reaction time of 0.65 seconds, Atkinson went out in the first 50 metres in 29.94 seconds, more than half a second ahead of the field and then she crushed her competitors with a smoking 32.97-second last half of the race. She was the only swimmer to break 33 seconds on the last 50 metres.
Atkinson smashed her old national record of 1:03.41 which she set in Eindhoven, Netherlands, last month by half a second.
The world record for the 100m breaststroke, which was set by Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte in Moscow last week, is 1:02.36 minutes.
50m breaststroke world champion Yulia Efimova of Russia finished second in a time of 1:04.00, with third place going to Amit Ivry of Israel in 1:06.70.
Atkinson finished the day with a sixth place finish in the 50m backstroke in a time of 27.82. The winner of this event was Poland's Aleksandra Urbarczyk in a time of 26.70, with second place going to Australia's Emily Seebohm (26.93), with a tie for the bronze medal by Ukraine's Daryna Zevina and Hungary's Katinka Hosszu (27.13).
ATKINSON… crushed her
competitors with a smoking
32.97-second last half of the race
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