Atkinson elected chairperson of FINA's Athletes Committee

Voice of ASAJ president Martin Lyn

Jamaican swimming legend Alia Atkinson has been elected as the chairperson of the inaugural Athletes Committee of world aquatics' governing body FINA.

Atkinson was announced after a ceremony on the sidelines of the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday.

Atkinson called the development a significant step forward for both FINA and aquatics athletes and said the committee will act as a critical link between athletes and aquatics world governing body.

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) president Martin Lyn says the 3 time national Sportswoman of the Year is a perfect fit for the role.

Atkinson will have Great Britain's Jack Laugher as her vice chair for the term which runs until 2026.



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