Alia Atkinson rounding into form with bronze medal at Clovis Pro Swim Series

By June 14, 2019

Jamaica Olympian Alia Atkinson continued to round into form for this summer’s World Championships in Gwangju, Korea, with a season-best performance in the 100-metre breaststroke on Thursday at the 2019 Clovis Pro Swim Series Meet in Clovis, California.

 The 2018 CAC gold medallist and record holder won a bronze medal with a time of 1:08.00.

The first sign of Atkinson’s improving sharpness was evident after the first 50 metres, which she completed 31.82 on her way to shaving more than a half-second off her previous season best of 1:08.55.

2018 CAC silver-medallist Mexico’s Melissa Rodriquez, won the silver medal in a new national record of 1:07.32 while Canadian Olympian Sydney Pickrem won gold in a new personal best of 1:07.20.

Atkinson’s best performance in this event at the World Championships is the bronze medal she won at the 2015 Kazan Championships in a time of 1:06.42.

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