Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson won a bronze medal in the 50-metre freestyle on Wednesday at the CAC Games in Colombia.

 Jamaican world record holder Alia Atkinson has insisted she simply ran out of gas after finishing third in the 100m butterfly at the 2018 CAC Games in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Trinidad and Tobago have enjoyed some fabulous performances at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia so far, none more so than the exploits in the pool from Dylan Carter. 

Alia Atkinson won a bronze medal on Monday night, finishing third in the 100m butterfly at the 2018 CAC Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. The  29-year-old Jamaican came home in 1:00.13. 

The Bahamas’ Joanna Evans has been the lone figure for the Bahamas, littering the medal tables at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. 

After missing the medal podium in the women’s 100 metre freestyle at the Eduardo Movilla Aquatic Complex in Barranquilla, Colombia on Sunday night, the idea that Alia Atkinson may not have enough gas in the tank for the number of events she was doing, shot across the minds of Jamaicans fans, but not for long. 

Alia Atkinson won Jamaica and her second gold medal at the 23rd Central American and  Caribbean (CAC) Games, claiming the women’s 50-metre butterfly A final in 26.60 seconds on Saturday at the Eduardo Movilla Aquatics Complex. 

Alia Atkinson, the only Caribbean swimmer to ever win a medal in the 100-metre breaststroke at the Central American and Caribbean Games, is now also the winningest athlete in the event ever. 

Yona Knight-Wisdom failed by a whisker to make it to the final of the men’s one-metre springboard diving at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, as he finished ninth at the Aquatic Complex here yesterday. 

Jamaica diver Yona Knight-Wisdom is focused on enhancing his diving repertoire with an eye on the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

More than 20 athletes from Jamaica’s aquatic sports departed Jamaica on Wednesday for China under the Jamaica/China Technical Cooperation Project on Sports Coaching.

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