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SWIMMING: Atkinson returns to US base with three World Cup medals

Published:Friday | August 9, 2013 | 9:06 AM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s swimming sensation Alia Atkinson is returning to her base in the USA with three medals from the two-day FINA Swimming World Cup in Eindhoven, Holland.

Atkinson ended her campaign with a bronze medal yesterday.

Atkinson’s bronze medal came in the women’s 100-metre individual medley.

She hit the wall in 59.11 seconds to finish third.

Katina Hosszu of Hungary set a new world record of 57.50 seconds to take the gold medal.

Atkinson earlier secured her second gold medal of the meet.

The Olympian won the women’s 50-metre breaststoke in a national record 29.42.

The overseas-based swimmer had lowered the national record two times in the day as earlier she won her heat in 29.44.

On day one, Atkinson won the gold medal in the 100-metre Breaststroke.

Atkinson clocked 1:03.90 to defeat a strong International field which included World Championship finalists Rikke Moller-Pederson from Denmark and Jennie Johansson from Sweden.

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