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Alia Atkinson - JAM

She carried the flag for her native country at the opening ceremony of the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She became the first black woman to win a world swimming title at the 2014 Short Course World Championships.. During the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Alia became the first Jamaican swimmer to win a medal at such a competition.

Age - 27


Height - 1.7m


Event - Breastroke


She carried the flag for her native country at the opening ceremony of the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She became the first black woman to win a world swimming title at the 2014 Short Course World Championships.. During the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Alia became the first Jamaican swimmer to win a medal at such a competition.



Hopefully my face will come out, there will be more popularity especially in Jamaica and the Caribbean and we'll see more of a rise and hopefully in the future we will see a push.



World Championships (LC) 2015



  • 1 Silver

  • 1 Bronze


World Championships (SC) 2014



  • 1 Gold

  • 1 Bronze


Commonwealth Games 2014



  • 1 Gold

  • 1 Bronze


Interest
Football