Olympian Alia Atkinson earns 3 medals on final day of FINA World Cup in Beijing

London Olympic finalist Alia Atkinson wrapped up the 2013 FINA World Cup in Beijing, China with an overall three medals, two gold and one silver.

This when she captured one gold and one silver medal on today’s second and final day of the final leg of the 8 meet series to capture a significant haul of 24 medals including  a stunning 11 gold medals.

Atkinson mined gold in the women’s 50 metres breatstroke in a time of 29.20 seconds to add to yesterday’s 100 metres breastroke gold.

Alia AtkinsonShe secured the third medal today when she landed the silver in the 100 metres individual medley, where she was second in 58.71 seconds.


Alicia Coutts of Australia won the gold clocking 58.08 seconds, while world record holder Katinka Hosszu of Hungary secured the bronze in 58.02 seconds.

Atkinson who entered the final meet in second position finished 2nd overall with 288 points, 8 ahead of Mireia Belmonte of Spain who placed third with Hosszu coming out on top with 759 points.

She won 6 gold medals in the 100 metres breaststroke, one in the 100 metres individual medley and four in the 50 metres breastroke.

She will now return to training ahead of heading to Tennessee to compete in the U.S Open in the first week of December before returning to Jamaica.

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