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Alia Atkinson wins 5th gold medal at FINA Swimming World Cup 2017

Alia Atkinson wins 5th gold medal at FINA Swimming World Cup 2017

Alia Atkinson won her fifth gold medal of the 2017 FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup on Day 2 of the Eindhoven, Netherlands leg of the series in what was almost a world record win.

Atkinson, who won her fourth gold on Day 1, Friday, won women’s 50m Breaststroke in 28.84, just 0.20 slower than her world record 28.64 on Saturday, defeating the 100m Breaststroke World Record Holder Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania for the second time.

She finished last in the Women’s 50 Butterfly despite winning the bronze medal in the Women’s 100m Butterfly at the first stop of the World Cup series in Moscow, Russia.

The Jamaican has so far won 5 gold and 3 bronze after three of the eight stops of the World Cup series.