Nigeria rule Africa in zone 2 swimming championship

Nigeria on Sunday showed their class in swimming as they cleared the medals table to win the 2nd Africa Zone 2 Junior swimming Championship at the freshly renovated National Stadium Swimming Pool on Sunday.
Nigeria won 26 gold, 35 Silver and 26. Bronze medals, winning a total of 87 medals in the championship.
Ghana were a distant second with 12 gold, nine silver and six bronze medals making a total of 27 medals.
Senegal came third with eight gold, three silver and six bronze winning a total of 17 medals.
For the individual awards, Jackson Kon from Ghana won the Best Swimmers Boys U13-14 category with four gold and three silver. He also set three new tournaments record.
Kow set a new record in the 200m freestyle with 2:17.92 to erase the old record of 2:21.45 set by Nigeria s Forcado Jonas record of 2:2145.
He created a new record of 1:19.18 in the 100m Breaststroke to improve on Precious Odiches 1:20.53 set at the 2012 maiden championships in Akure.
Kows 26.86 in the 50m freestyle also set aside the record of 27.30 set by Nigerias Enyekanime Duke at the Akure event.
Best Swimmers Boys U15-16 Category was won by Ndiaye Amoudu from Senegal with eight gold, 1 silver and one bronze; six of which are new tournaments record.
He created a new record in 100m breaststroke with the record of 1:14.59 to erase the 1:14.89 record set by Nigeria’s Foresight Osamezu in the 2012.
Nigeria’s Male Team were awarded the Outstanding Team with 13 gold, 17 silver and 15 bronze while their female counterpart also emerged best with 13 gold, 17 silver and nine bronze.
The organisers however announced that the 2018 edition would be hosted by Senegal in Dakar while the 2019 would be staged in Ghana.
Ten countries took part in the 2nd edition of the regional swimming championship.They are, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Togo, Guinea, Central Africa Republic, Sierra Leone, Benin Republic, Niger and Equatorial Guinea.
The maiden edition of the Championship was held in 2012 at Akure, Ondo State.


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