Alia Atkinson 28.64 and World Record in the 50m SC Breaststroke


Four-time Olympian Alia Atkinson of Jamaica set a new World Record in the 50m breast on Day 2 of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup in Tokyo, earlier this week.

Atkinson established a new time of 28.64, previously kept by Jessica Hardy of the United States (28.80), making here the female top scorer of the Tokyo meet together with Vladimir Morozov (RUS) for the male’s award.


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