Alia Atkinson Posts Fourth Fastest 50 Breast of 2019 at TYR Pro Swim Series in Richmond (RACE VIDEO)

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Jamaica native Alia Atkinson, who trains in south Florida, won the 50 breast final on Saturday night at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Richmond with a 30.58, which is the fourth fastest time in the world this year. Atkinson had a great start and won the final over Molly Hannis (30.77), who has the top time in the world this year with her 30.42 from this morning.

Third place went to Sophie Hansson (30.95), who just finished her freshman season at NC State.

The rest of the field was stacked with five total Olympians in the final. American Olympians Breeja Larson (31.38) and Katie Meili (31.46) finished in fifth and sixth. Rising star Annie Lazor (31.14) was fourth.

Rachel Bernhardt (31.75) and Peyton Kondis (31.97) also swam in the final.

Results:

  1. Alia Atkinson, JAM, 30.58
  2. Molly Hannis, USA, 30.77
  3. Sophie Hansson, SWE, 30.95
  4. Annie Lazor, USA, 31.14
  5. Breeja Larson, USA, 31.38
  6. Katie Meili, USA, 31.46
  7. Rachel Bernhardt, USA, 31.75
  8. Peyton Kondis, USA, 31.97