Gold! Atkinson Wins 100-Meter Breaststroke at Short Course Worlds

Alia Atkinson

Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson won a gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke competition at the Short Course World Swimming Championships in Windsor, Ontario. Atkinson’s win was an upset for Olympic champion Lilly King of the United States. King was forced to take second place, while American Molly Hannis finished third. Atkinson holds the world record at this distance jointly with Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania at 1:02:36. She finished the race in Ontario with a time of 1:03:03, with King clocking 1:03:35. This was Atkinson’s first gold medal at the event.

About the 13th edition of the Short Course World Swimming Championships
Windsor, Ontario welcomed 1,000 of the world’s best swimmers from more than 170 countries as they compete for World Championship glory in the 13th edition of the FINA World Swimming Championships 25m.

More than 30,000 spectators are expected to watch the world’s best swimmers compete for 46 gold medals over 6 days of competition in a temporary world championship pool to be constructed within the WFCU Arena.

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