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FINA

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Alia Atkinson,FINA,Swimming World Cup,

Alia Atkinson has crowned herself as the South American, Central American, and Caribbean female swimmer of the year. It was another stellar year for the reigning Jamaican Sportswoman of the Year for 2014, in the pool.

Her bronze medal performance in the 100m breaststroke at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, made her the first Jamaican swimmer to medal at a Long Course World Championships and she also won the silver medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games in the 100m breaststroke.

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Alia Atkinson,FINA,Swimming World Cup,

Jamaica’s swim queen,Alia Atkinson hit top form in Dubai, on her way to a new national 100m breaststroke record and secured the gold at the final stop of the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup 2015.

The World Championship bronze medalist, over this same distance, smashed the old mark of 1:06.21 which she set at the World Championship. She touched home in a new world leading time of 1:05.93.

Atkinson finished ahead of series rival, Molly Hannis of USA, 1:06.60 and Viktoria Zeynep Gunes of Turkey in 1:06.96.

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Alia Atkinson,FINA,

Photo: Alia Atkinson (Getty Images)

There is no stopping her now, she is definitely on the move, speaking her of Swim Queen, Alia Atkinson. The Jamaican who kept her Hong Kong momentum going into China where she reached another top podium finish at the 2015 FINA World Cup at the Aquatic Centre in Beijing, China on Tuesday.

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Alia Atkinson,FINA,

The 2015 FINA World Cup series, second cluster got on its way Friday, September 25th – Saturday, at the Victoria Park Swimming Pool – Hong Kong.
Jamaica’s swim queen and reigning 2014 RJR Sportswoman of the Year, Alia Atkinson won the women's 100m final breaststroke the beating the field by almost two full seconds.

Atkinson touched home in a time of 1:07.91 seconds to. claim the gold. Russia’s Vitalina Simonova came in 2nd in 1:09.63 and China’s Liu Xiaoyu finished in 3rd with her time of 1:09.87.