Alia Atkinson continues to enchant us with her performances. The 3-time Jamaican Olympian has won her 50th gold medal at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup series.
Atkinson won her 10th gold medal on Friday, Day 1 of the Beijing, China leg of the 2017 FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup, which started in August. The Beijing leg runs from November 10 – 11, 2017.
Women's 50m Breaststroke Final 🏊🏻
— FINA (@fina1908) November 10, 2017
The Swimming World Cup series will continue in Tokyo, Japan, then onto Singapore later this month.
In October, Atkinson accumulated a total 49 gold medals in the competition after winning the Women’s 50m and 100m Breaststroke during the Doha, Qatar, leg of the Swimming World Cup series — October 4 – 5, 2017 in the Middle East.
Women’s 50m Breaststroke Final 🏊🏻
— FINA (@fina1908) October 5, 2017
Women's 100m Breststroke Final 🏊🏻♀️
— FINA (@fina1908) October 4, 2017
Still with no Olympic awards, Alia Atkinson became the first black woman to win a world swimming title when she triumphed in the 100m breaststroke at the world short-course championships in Doha 2014.