Alia Atkinson closes strong as London Roar finishes third in 2020 ISL

By November 23, 2020

Alia Atkinson capped off her strong 2020 ISL campaign with two second-place and a third place finish during the weekend finals when last season’s runners up, London Roar, finished third.

Cali Condors won the ISL title with 561.5 points, over 2019 champions Energy Standard 464.5.

Notwithstanding the Roar’s third-place finish, Atkinson gave it her best shot in debut season for the team with a second-place finish in the 100m breaststroke, an event she held a season-leading time in until Sunday’s final when Lilly King clocked 1:02.50 to eclipse the Jamaican’s 1:22.66 set during the semi-finals just over a week ago.

Atkinson was second in 1:03.56 just preventing a Cali Condors 1-2 finish when she held off Molly Hannis who touched in 1:03.57.

The Caribbean breaststroke queen was third in the 50m breaststroke final on Saturday in a fast 28.88 seconds. The event was won by King in 28.77 followed by Benedetta Pilato in 28.81.

Atkinson was also a member of London Roar’s 4x100m medley relay team that finished second in to the Cali Condors, who clocked a fast 3:44.52. Atkinson was timed in 1:03.56 on her leg as the team finished in 3:45.14.

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