December 17, 2018
Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson won gold in the 50-meter breaststroke at the FINA World cup Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China, on Wednesday.
The world-record holder, who celebrated her 30th birthday on Tuesday, came from behind to win in 29.05 seconds.
Atkinson held off the challenges of long-time rival Ruta Mei lutyte of Lithuania who touched second in 29.38 seconds while Martina Carraro of Italy won the bronze medal in 29.59 seconds.
The Jamaican set a new world record of 28.56 seconds, this year, lowering her own mark of 28.64 set in 2016.