Black Swimmer Makes History at World Championships

Alia Atkinson

From CNN:

The look of total surprise on her face said it all.

Alia Atkinson went into the final of the 100m breaststroke at the world short course swimming championships very much as the second favorite to Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania.

But in a big upset the 25-year-old from Jamaica snatched victory on the final stroke from Meilutyte and with it made swimming history.

Not only had she equaled Meiluyte’s world best but also became the first swimmer black woman to claim a world title in the pool.

Read more at CNN.