The Swimming event at the ongoing National Sports Festival commenced on Saturday and Team Delta was quick to show everyone that they are the masters in the pool ahead of the likes of Bayelsa, Rivers State and even Lagos.

In a breathtaking manner, Team Delta won half of the total medals up for grabs in the first day of the Swimming Event, and they did so in style; setting two records in the process.

Deborah Opochini set the tone for Team Delta when she won the 100m Freestyle Swimming event with a new National Festival record time of 1.03.05sec.

Opochini’s winning time on Saturday drowned the 27-year-old record previously set by Ikaghoemi Joshua while featuring for Rivers State in the 1991 edition of the game.

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Ndakwe Oyindayefa also won gold and set a new Festival record in the 200m Butterfly event for Women having posted a time of 2.46.28.

The previous Festival record in the 200m Butterfly event for Women was held by Obia Inyengiyikabo set as far back as in 2006.

Foresight Osamezu won another gold medal for Team Delta in the 100m Men’s Breast stroke event with a time of 1.11.36.

The gold rush continued for Team Delta in the 200 meters free style swimming male event as Nnor Ifekachukwu  came tops.

It was however Ondo State that got the gold in the newly introduced Para Swimming event while Bayelsa and Edo State also had their moments in the pool.

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