Saturday, December 6, 2014
Way to go, Alia!
Alia Atkinson, who I noted in a previous post could become Jamaica's Usain Bolt of the swimming pool, pulled off a superb swim in the short course 100 meter breaststroke at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and won her biggest victory to date. Her final turn was INSANELY fast; she came off the wall like a torpedo. She outtouched favorite Ruta Meilutyte by a tenth of a second. She had to tie the short course world record to get the win.
WOW. World records have been falling like dominoes at this meet. More on that later.
Race footage: Alia Atkinson ties 100 meter breaststroke world record for the gold medal
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