Atkinson wraps up successful Short Course campaign

Published: Tuesday | December 18, 2012 Comments 0

Jamaica's top-notch swimmer, Alia Atkinson, wrapped up a successful campaign at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships (25m) in Istanbul, Turkey, with an eighth-place finish in the women's 200m breaststroke final yesterday.

Atkinson, who won two silver medals at the championships, clocked a personal best 2:21:64 in the 200m event won by Rikke Moeller Pederson of Denmark in new World Championships time of 2:16:08.

The 24-year-old Atkinson had won silver medals in the women's 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke in personal-best times. She also placed fourth in the 100m individual medley.

The versatile swimmer's accomplishments established her as the first swimmer from the English-speaking Caribbean to win two silver medals at a World Champion-ships or Olympic event.

Atkinson's performance at this year's World Championships is a big improvement from the 2010 staging when she qualified for only the final of the 50m breaststroke.

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