Alia Atkinson sets second world record

first_imgAlia Atkinson Jamaican swim queen, Alia Atkinson, has broken the 50 meters breaststroke short course world record at the FINA World Cup Tour in Tokyo, Japan.Atkinson won the event in 28.64 seconds, in the process shaving 16 hundredths of a second off the old mark of 28.80 seconds which was set by Jessica Hardy in Berlin in 2009.This is Atkinson’s second world record as she is currently tied with Ruta Meilutyte for the 100 metres breaststroke record.Atkinson won the event ahead of Russia’s Yulia Efimova and American Molly Hannis.She is one of only three women ever to have broken the 29-second barrier in the 50 metres breaststroke.A US$10,000 bonus will be presented to Atkinson from FINA for breaking the world record, along with 20 points towards her cluster bonus.last_img

Tiger caps comeback with Masters title

first_img AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning.It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions Dinner, unsure he would ever play another round of golf. He had a fourth back surgery with hopes of simply playing with his two children, not chasing Jack Nicklaus in history.And now it’s all pieced back together — his life, his back, even golf.A fallen hero, a crippled star, Woods is a Masters champion again.He won his fifth green jacket, his 15th major, but never with this much raw emotion. The most ferocious fist pump was when he walked off the 18th green, scooped up 10-year-old son Charlie, and embraced his mother and his 11-year-old daughter Sam.“For them to see what it’s like to have their dad win a major championship, I hope that’s something they will never forget,” Woods said.Who can ever forget this day?“It’s hard to really feel bad about how I played because I just witnessed history,” said Xander Schauffele, one of three players who finished second. “It was really cool coming down the stretch, all the historic holes, Tiger making the roars. I feel like I got full Masters experience.”The comeback goes beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience that watched memories turn into reality.It had been 14 years since he last won the Masters — no one had ever gone that long between green jackets. He had gone nearly 11 years since his last major, the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines on a shattered left leg. Tiger Woods reacts with his caddie Joe LaCava as he wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)last_img read more