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Another gold for Alia at FINA World Cup

Monday, November 20, 2017

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Alia Atkinson maintained her unbeaten streak in the 50-metre breaststroke by winning yet another gold for Jamaica on the final leg of the FINA World Cup in Singapore yesterday. Her time of 29.29 seconds is her second fastest for the year and she remains undefeated in the six countries where she contested this marquee event of women's short course sprinting for 2017.

The world sprint breaststroke champion from Jamaica triumphed over the Australian champion Emily Seebohm, who earned the silver medal with a time of 29.96 seconds. Danish champion Rikke Pedersen recorded 30.32 seconds for the bronze medal as the 2017 FINA Swimming Short Course World Cup came to a close.

Alia has logged over 60,000 miles flying to and from the eight participating cities of varying customs and cultures and in so doing has managed to consistently bring glory, honour and fame to her coutry. Her dazzling performances has earned a total of 13 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals for Jamaica.

Much of her success is attributed to the organisational skill and scheduling abilities of team manager Sharon Smith-Atkinson and country manager Karen Smith-Reid.

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