Olympian Alia Atkinson splashed up a silver medal, which was Jamaica’s first
medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland, after finishing second
in the 50-metre breaststroke final, on Friday.
She was beaten in a close finish by the defending champion Leiston Pickett of
Australia. Pickett won the gold in 30.59 and Atkinson 30.67 seconds.
It was the slowest race for Atkinson in the event at the Games, having set Games
records of 30.49 (heats) and 30.17 seconds (semi-finals) in qualifying on Thursday.
The Us based swimmer now turns her attention to her pet event, the 100-metres,
as well as the 200metres. On the Boys side, Dominic Walters failed to advance
from round one of the men’s 400 metres individual medley after he finished
seventh in the event in a time of four minutes 43...Read More