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Top Caribbean swimmers bag medals at Moscow World Cup

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-place 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).

He followed that up with a third-place finish in his favourite event on Sunday – the 50m freestyle. Bovell was timed at 21.49, with Morozov taking the gold (20.59) and the silver to Roland Schoeman of South Africa (21.15).

Moscow was the third leg of the eight-nation tour of the World Cup, after Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Berlin (Germany). Other stops include Dubai, United Arab Emirates (October 17-18); Doha, Qatar (October 20-21); Singapore (November 5-6); Tokyo, Japan (November 9-10) and Beijing, China, (November 13-14). 

 

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