Alia Atkinson conquered gold in her specialty, 50m breaststroke, on the last day of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 in the Water Cube, Beijing, China, on Sunday, November 4.
Atkinson won the 50m breaststroke final in 29.16 seconds — which is just shy of her new world record of 28.56 she set last month in Budapest, Hungary.
In addition to owning eight of the 14 sub-29 swims in history, Atkinson also owns five of the all-time top-10.
Efimova won silver with 29.63 and Emily Seebohm bronze with 30.35. Atkinson has won US$54,400 in prize money so far on the 2018 World Cup series.
FINA Swimming World Cup will move to Tokyo (November 9-11) and finally conclude in Singapore on November 15-17.