Swimming in Jamaica: swimming has nothing to do with skin color but hard work.

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 Swimming in Jamaica: swimming has nothing to do with skin color but hard work.


The Beijing Station of the 2018 FINA Short-pool Swimming World Cup will be held in Beijing from 2 to 4. The Beijing Station of the World Cup is the championship of the Short-pool World Championship held in Hangzhou in December. As a result, 244 athletes from 40 countries and regions have been invited to participate in the tournament, which has impacted the gold medals of 36 events.

At the Team Speedo athletesmeeting on the afternoon of the 1st day, Jamaicas famous female swimmer Atkinson said that she would train in Beijing for the World Cup to prepare for the short pool world championship in Hangzhou, China, at the end of this year.

Atkinson is a well-known female swimmer in Jamaica. He was the first black female swimmer to win the world swimming championship in the Doha Short Pool World Championship in 2014. He equalled the world record of 100-meter breaststroke short pool set by Lithuanian swimmer Merutite in 2013 with a score of 1:06.93.

Jamaicas swimming population is not very large, but since I won the World Championship in short pool in 2014, there has been a wave of swimming in Jamaica. Every time I win in international competitions, it can promote the development of domestic swimming events in Jamaica. I hope this wave will last longer. Atkinson said.

Scientific studies have shown that blacks do not dominate swimming because of their high muscle mass and body density, but Atkinson says he disagrees. As I grew up, many people questioned my ability because of my skin color, physique, gender and nationality, but I kept trying to create good results without writing, so that these questions disappeared. Atkinson admits that good results can be achieved if we fully tap our potential and strive to turn our weaknesses into advantages. For example, black people have a lot of muscles and are developed, so I use this disadvantage in stroke and sprint to turn it into an advantage. I hope that more black female swimmers can achieve good results with unremitting efforts like me, proving that swimming is only related to effort, but not to gender, constitution, skin color, nationality. Atkinson said. Source: China News Network Author: Ma Yuanhao editor in charge: Li Xiaotian _NS6473

Scientific studies have shown that blacks do not dominate swimming because of their high muscle mass and body density, but Atkinson says he disagrees. As I grew up, many people questioned my ability because of my skin color, physique, gender and nationality, but I kept trying to create good results without writing, so that these questions disappeared.

Atkinson admits that good results can be achieved if we fully tap our potential and strive to turn our weaknesses into advantages. For example, black people have a lot of muscles and are developed, so I use this disadvantage in stroke and sprint to turn it into an advantage.

I hope that more black female swimmers can achieve good results with unremitting efforts like me, proving that swimming is only related to effort, but not to gender, constitution, skin color, nationality. Atkinson said.