December 12, 2018
Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson won the gold medal in the 50-metre breaststroke at the FINA World 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 challenge of long-time rival Ruta Mei lutyte of Lithuania who touched in 29.38 seconds. 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.