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Atkinson cops two second place finishes at International Swimming League

Three time national Sportswoman of the Year Alia Atkinson had two second place finishes on Saturday's opening day of semi-final action in the International Swimming League in Budapest, Hungary.

Swimming for Team London Roar, Atkinson placed second in the 50 metre breaststroke in 29.30 seconds behind winner Pilato Benedetta of Team Energy Standard.

Atkinson later returned to help her team to a second place finish in the women's 4x100 metre medley relay as they clocked 3 minutes, 46.59 to be second behind Team Energy Standard which clocked 3 minutes, 45.58. The 31 year old Atkinson had earlier placed 7th in the 100 metre butterfly, clocking 57.13 seconds. That race was won by Sarah Sjostrom of Team Energy Standard in 55.44 seconds.
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