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Jamaican Alia Atkinson Wins Gold Medal at the Swimming World Cup

Jamaican Alia Atkinson won the gold medal in the women''s 50m Breaststroke, at the Swimming World Cup that takes place in Beijing
Jamaican Alia Atkinson Wins Gold Medal at the Swimming World Cup

Jamaican Alia Atkinson won the gold medal in the women”s 50m Breaststroke, at the Swimming World Cup that takes place in Beijing, China.

Atkinson won with a time of 29.57 seconds, ahead of hosts Junyang Feng (30.40) and Ran Suo (30.44).

It was her fifth victory in the same amount of stops; she won in Moscow, Eindhoven, Hong Kong and Doha, and did not compete in this distance in Berlin.

By its part, the Hungarian Katinka Hosszu and the South African Chad Le Clos signed two doubles on the first day of the competition.

Hosszu won in the 100m back with a time of 56.34 seconds and in the mixed 100m medley with 57.50, and Le Clos won in the 200m free with 1: 41.81 minutes and the 100m butterfly with 49.18 seconds.

The Swedish Sarah Sjostrom yielded to Hosszu in the mixed 100m medley but entered first in the 50m free with 23.40 seconds.

Tomorrow will conclude this stage of the World Cup, and Atkinson, Hosszu, Le Clos and Sjostrom will try to improve their respective results.

Source/Prensa Latina

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