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Alia Atkinson wins 50th gold medal at FINA Swimming World Cup

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

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.

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.

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.