NSF 2018: Team Delta Set More Records In Swimming
Team Delta are leading the pack at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Abuja all thanks to their dominance at the pool which continued Sunday when they added six more gold medals to their total haul.
Okpochini Deborah, who broke a 27-year old record on Saturday, broke yet another festival record, this time in the 1500m Women Freestyle event, where she won with a time of 21.05.10.
Also, Nmor Ifeakachukwu made up for his ‘loss’ in the 50m Butterfly Men event as he won 200m Individual Medley with a new festival record time of 02.18.44.
In the 200m Backstroke Women, Timpamere Akiayefa of Team Delta won, with a time of 2.50.09 while Bayelsa’s Ifiezebe Gagbe and Febisola Adamolekun from Team Oyo settled for Silver and bronze medals respectively.
Bayelsa settled for silver again while Team Lagos’ Oluchi Obi got the bronze medal.
Team Delta continued their fine form winning the 4x200m event ahead of Team Kano in second place and Team Edo in the third position.
Iyadi Chinelo added another gold to Team Delta’s total haul as she won the 50m Breaststroke for Women.
However, Team Delta had to settle for the silver in 50m Butterfly Men as veteran swimmer Yeiyah Yellow picked the gold for Kano State.
Confidence Isobo won the bronze medal for Rivers State.
Timpamere Akiayefa of Team Delta won her second gold in Sunday’s events as she finished tops in the 400m Individual Medley Women Event ahead of Bayelsa’s Ifezibe Gagbe and John Faith from Lagos who finished second and third, respectively.
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