Alia Atkinson wins two more gold medals on FINA World Cup Tour

By August 19, 2019

With three gold medals already in the bag from the Japan and China legs of the 2019 FINA World Cup Tour, Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson added a couple more at the Singapore leg this past weekend.

The 30-year-old Olympian won her fourth gold medal of the tour when she touched first in the 100m breaststroke on Friday in 1:07.35.

She beat the USA’s Breeja Larson, who stopped the clock at 1:07.55 and Russia’s Vitalina Simonova who ended up on the podium after finishing in 1:09.33.

She would add a fifth gold to her collection on Saturday when she won her pet event, the 50m breaststroke in a season-best 30.31.

Like the day before Larson was second. Her time of 30.98 was 0.15 seconds faster than Ran Suo of China who touched in 31.13.

Atkinson has a break in competition before she resumed competition in Budapest from October 4-6, 2019 where she will be hoping to take home a couple more gold medals.

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