Jamaica’s swimming star Alia Atkinson was sensationally disqualified from the semi-finals of the ladies’s 50-metre breaststroke on the opening day of the FINA World Quick Course Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), yesterday.
The five-time Olympian and defending champion from China 2018 and world file holder with 28.56 seconds, completed second within the semi-finals swimming from lane 4 within the 25m pool at Etihad Area.
Nevertheless, she was subsequently flagged for what’s believed to be a downward dolphin kick previous to the end of the race.
The 33-year-old Alia Atkinson, who additionally holds the 100m breaststroke short-course file of 1:02.36 minutes, may make amends when she contests that occasion on Sunday whereas teaming up with Keanan Dols, Sidrell Williams and Zaneta Alvaranga, for the blended relays motion in between.
The quartet is about to contest the 4x50m blended freestyle relay as we speak.
In the meantime, Dols positioned thirty first out of42 swimmers within the 200m butterfly with a time of two:00.52 minutes. He additionally competed within the 200m particular person medley (IM), putting twenty ninth frim the 36 contestants, with a 2:04.50 minutes clocking.