Jamaica Team sending only 1 swimmer and 2 aquatic athletes for the upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth games 2018 at Australia. Alia Atkinson will represent the Jamaica country in swimming, while Yona Knight Windsom will be the country’s lone diving representative.
This is the 4th Streight appearance for the Atkinson’s in the commonwealth games as they competed in every edition since 2006 in commonwealth games. Her only Commonwealth Games medals came at the 2014 event in Glasgow, Scotland where she took silver in the 50 breaststroke and bronze in the 100.
Atkinson became just the 3rd Jamaican players in the history to earn medal in Commonwealth games. Janelle Atkinson (no relation) earned 2 bronze medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and William McCarty earned a silver at the 1934 British Empire Games in the 200 yard breaststroke 3 decades before Jamaica earned independence from the UK.