December 08, 2014

Alia Atkinson Becomes First Black Female Swimming Champion: The Jamaican Alia Atkinson became the first black woman to win a world swimming title, taking the 100-meter breaststroke at the world short-course championships Saturday. The 25-year-old also tied the world record of 1 minutes, 2.36 seconds set by Ruta Meilutyte. Check out the link for a photo of her epic reaction upon learning what she did.

posted by rcade to olympics at 01:29 PM - 1 comment

Ahem.

Not meaning to take anything away from Alia, but Sam Riley is one of Australia's greatest indigenous athletes, and my daughter still treasures a birthday bowling pin with her autograph.

posted by owlhouse at 12:16 AM on December 09

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