Four time Olympian, Alia Atkinson, became the latest swimmer to be disqualified from the  breaststroke event at the World Short Course Swimming Championships now underway in Abu Dhabi.

Top preliminary seed and world record holder Atkinson was disqualified in the semis of the women’s 50 breast, bringing the total number of disqualified swimmers up to 14.

Atkinson was notably disqualified out of Lane 4, where nearly half of the prelim disqualification came from. 

Of the 13 disqualifications from the heats, six were in Lane 4.

However, all of the disqualifications were apparently called by underwater cameras and not one specific judge in one specific lane.

Atkinson was reportedly disqualified for a downward dolphin kick prior to the finish, which is also what Arianna Castiglioni and Tang Qianting were disqualified for in the prelims. 

If Tang hadn’t been DQed, which would’ve been tied with Atkinson for the top seed out of the heats in 29.55.

Atkinson, who touched first in the second semi and was well on her way to qualifying for the final, was the defending champion in the event, having won gold in 2018 in China.

The Jamaican has actually won a medal in the women’s 50 breast at four straight World Championships dating back to 2012, but will have the streak come to an unceremonious end here, barring the disqualification being overturned.

The 33-year-old first set the world record in the women’s 50 breaststroke in October of 2016, clocking 28.64, and then lowered that mark down to 28.56 in October 2018—both done on the FINA World Cup circuit.

With Atkinson out of the mix, Russia’s Nika Godun qualified first for the final in 29.42.