Sports: Alia Atkinson Among Top Earners In World Cup Series

Jamaica’s double world record holder Alia Atkinson was among the highest earners after action in the second cluster of the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup series.

Her latest performances saw her pocketing US $19,000 – making her the 6th highest earner – to bring her overall earnings to $38,400 dollars.

Atkinson won gold in both the 100m and 50m breaststroke events in Hong Kong and Doha. She is currently 5th in the World Cup standings with 153 points.

American Chad le Clos and Katinka Hosszu of Hungary both won $50,000 dollar bonuses in Cluster 2 to join Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom as the only swimmers with six figure prize money earnings so far.

Sjostrom, who heads the women’s division with 446 points, leads all athletes overall with earnings of $156,500 dollars.

Le Clos, the runaway men’s leader, is second overall with just over $129,000 with Hosszu in third after winning $128,500.

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