Jamaica is victorious again, this time it’s in the swimming world.
Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson has become the first black swimmer to win a world title, the second woman to win same in over 40 years. The swimmer copped the gold at the women’s 100m breaststroke final at the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships, in Doha, Qatar on Saturday December 6 coming in 0.1 seconds ahead with social media buzzing with excitement following her win.
Completing her lap in 1:02.36, not only did she win the world title, she tied the previous 100m breaststroke world record of 1 minute and 2.36 seconds, set by Lithuanian Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte; to that Atkinson responds “This is more than about me. A country…a nation, a race.”
Atkinson, after the win took Instagram and treated herself to a cookie tower victory meal like a true champ. The swimmer turns 26 on Thursday.
From the team at o-access JAMAICA we say congratulations … Wi glad bag buss!!