JA Swimmer Alia Atkinson wins silver at FINA World Cup

Alia Atkinson

Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson rallied to earn silver in the 50m breaststroke at the FINA World Cup series in Tokyo in 30.79.

The Pembroke Pines-based swimmer came a close second with a time of 30.79 seconds.

Atkinson was the top seed after morning prelims in 30.86.

American Molly Hannis, winner of the 100 breaststroke and second seed in the sprint event in 30.93, won in 30.63. Aussie Leiston Pickett was third in 30.88.

In the 50-meter butterfly, Atkinson tied for eighth in 27.55 with Japan age group swimmer Asuka Kobayashi. Atkinson chose not to swim the swim-off.

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