Ikoyi Club 1938 young swimmers rule Germany’s Neheim-Husten competition
Officials and members of Ikoyi Club 1938 Swimming Section are in cloud nine. Reason: Young swimmers from the club recently won the 46th International swimming competition held in the German city of Neheim-Husten.
Two years ago, the Swimming Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 took 23 young swimmers to the annual Swimfest International swimming competition in Germany, where its squad, made up of mainly school children, put up a remarkable performance. Last year, 35 young lads went a notch further in the Germany 2016 swimming fiesta, winning 25 gold, 31 silver and 27 bronze medals to finish second overall on the medals table in a competition attended by 37 clubs from different parts of the world in the city of Arnsberg.
This time, the young swimmers from Ikoyi Club 1938 finished first overall in the event attended by 35 swimming clubs from seven countries. They won a total of 42 gold, 39 silver and 35 bronze medals, with several certificates and trophies for outstanding performances in different categories.
Many of the swimmers also attained personal best times in their events. A total of 42 swimmers, ages ranging from nine to 16 years old represented Ikoyi Club at the event.
The Vice Chairman/Games Captain of the Swimming Section of Ikoyi Club 1938, Oloyede Obatoyinbo said he was excited with the results achieved by the young lads in far away Germany.
Also, the Chairman of the Swimming Section, Ikoyi Club 1938, Mr. Abayomi Ogundipe said their exceptional performance and conduct no doubt qualify them as good ambassadors of not only Ikoyi Club 1938, but their various schools and Nigeria in general.
The children who represented Ikoyi Club, also swim for their various schools: Children’s International School (CIS) Lekki, Corona School, Victoria Island, Corona School Ikoyi, Grange School Ikeja, St. Saviours School, Ikoyi, St Saviours School Ebute Metta, Meadow Hall School Lekki, Lagoon School, Lekki, Lycée Français Louis Pasteur de Lagos V.I, British International School (BIS), V.I, White Sands School, Lekki and Greenwood School, Ikoyi.
Among the top medallists are Abduljabar Adama (eight gold, one silver), Chukwudi Kanu (six gold, five silver), Maria Perner (five gold, four silver, one bronze), Kayo Adeniji (five gold, three silver), Iman Adama (three gold, four silver, one bronze), Chiamaka Kanu (two gold, one silver, two bronze), Kika Ebie (two gold, one sliver, one bronze), Osajie Imevbore (two gold, two bronze) and Golie Okoli (one gold, two silver and four bronze medals).
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