Double medals for Atkinson and Bovell in Moscow World Cup
MOSCOW, Russia, CMC – Two of the Caribbean’s top swimmers were double medallists on the third stop of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 in Moscow this weekend.
Alia Atkinson of Jamaica picked up silver and bronze medals while Trinidadian George Bovell added two bronze medals to his tally on the circuit this year.
Atkinson was second in the 50 metres Breaststroke in a time of 29.33 seconds, behind Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania (28.89). The Jamaican swim queen also earned a place on the podium in the 100m Breaststroke, with her third-placed finish in 1:04.64.
Atkinson also missed out on a third medal when she finished fourth in the 50m backstroke in a time of 27.76 seconds.
Bovell took the bronze in the men’s 100m Individual Medley (IM) on Saturday in 52.88 seconds, behind Vladimir Morozov of Russia (51.61) and Australian Kenneth To (51.83).