Alia Atkinson Becomes First Black Woman to Win a World Swimming Title

Meet Alia Atkinson: 1st Black Woman to Win World Swimming Title

Jezebel reports on the Jamaican swimmer, who won the 100m breast stroke at the FINA World Swimming Championships

by Jezebel, December 8, 2014

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Alia Atkinson Becomes First Black Woman to Win a World Swimming Title

Alia Atkinson Becomes First Black Woman to Win a World Swimming Title

Saturday, Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson became the first Black woman to win a world swimming title when she totally crushed the 100m breast stroke at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Doha, Qatar.

Atkinson completed the short course race in 1 minute and 2.36 seconds, tying the world record, which according to FINA standards counts as its own record.







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