Atkinson opens World Cup tour with 50m breaststroke gold

By August 06, 2019

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson took the gold medal in her pet event, the 50m breaststroke at the opening leg of the FINA World Cup in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old Jamaican, who won her qualifying heat in 30.32s returned to comfortably win the final in 30.35, well clear of Japan’s Satomi Suzuki who touched in 31.09.

Alina Zmushka of Belarus picked up the bronze medal in a time of 31.12s.

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