Alia Atkinson wins 5th straight 50m breast stroke

Alia Atkinson wins 5th straight 50m breast stroke

Jamaica’s swimming ace Alia Atkinson continued her impressive win streak in the 50m breaststroke this season by winning the event at the Beijing leg of the FINA/Airweave World Cup Tour on Friday, Nov 10.

The 28-year-old Jamaican, described by FINA, the world governing body for swimming, as the fastest and most consistent breaststroker in the history of the Short Course World Cup, was a comfortable winner in 29.57 seconds.

She was almost a full second ahead of Junyang Feng (30.40) and China’s Ran Suo (30.44).

It was Atkinson’s fifth consecutive win in the event this season following previous gold medal performances Moscow, Eindhoven, Hong Kong and Qatar. It was also her fifth consecutive winning time in under 30 seconds this season.

Atkinson currently holds the World Record of 28.64 seconds in the 50m backstroke event.

For more on Alia Atkinson, click the link: Another gold

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