Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson broke the second world record of the night in Budapest with a 28.56 in the 50 breast final. She broke her own world record that was a 28.64 from the 2016 World Cup in Tokyo. Atkinson finished well in front of Russia’s Yulia Efimova (29.22) and American Molly Hannis (29.51).
Atkinson remains the only swimmer from Jamaica to hold a world record from swimming.
“It’s fantastic, I’m really happy to break this record again. After the Olympics I have some ups and downs so it’s a great feeling to return this way. I love the 50m, the 100m is a bit special for me and I’m working on the 200m to put the whole set together at last.”
— FINA (@fina1908) October 6, 2018