Alia Atkinson won the silver medal after clocking a new national record at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia on Sunday. On the final night of the 18-day competition, Atkinson finished second in the 50-metre breaststroke in 30.11 seconds, lowering the Jamaican record of 30.17 she set in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.
Sweden’s Jennie Johansson clocked 30.05 to win, just 0.06 seconds ahead of Atkinson while Russia’s Yuliya Efimova, the 100m champion, earned bronze at 0.08.
She took the bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke last Tuesday at the said World Championships to become the first Jamaican swimmer to medal at a long course World Championships. Watch the video below 50m breaststroke.
Prior to this meet, she took silver in the 100m breaststroke at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.