Jamaica Young Swimming Team Inspired by Alia Atkinson

JA Broke Records, Won Silver and Gold at UANA Cup Swimming Competition

Jamaican swimmers Christanya Shirley and Zaneta Alveranga each won a gold medal at the 2020 UANA Cup that ended in Lima, Peru recently.

Alvaranga won the 15-17 50m butterfly in 27.92s that was a new national record and a new meet record also.

Her time eclipsed the record that was previously set of 27.97, it was held by Venezuela’s Lyon Lismar.

Jamaica won the 50m butterfly at the UANA Cup for the very first time. Zaneta won a silver medal also, in the 50m freestyle competition in 26.56.

Christanya Shirley won Jamaica’s other gold medal in the 11-12 50m Freestyle swimming in 28.54 seconds.

Martin Lyn, the ASAJ President said the performance was a job well done for the five-member team that the country had sent to the championships.

“This is a great performance by the swimmers at a very high level,” Lyn said. “As approximately 25% of the world’s swimmers compete in the UANA Cup swim meet.

The girls are performing exceptionally well because they belong to the earlier age-group.

This has made the local authorities feel motivated and proud.



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