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Ikoyi Club rolls out red carpet for Swimfest winners

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Sunday, June 30 was a day the children, who went to Germany recently to win the Neptun-Nehein Swimfest in Arnsberg, will not forget in a hurry. For on that day, the Swimming Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 rolled out the red carpets in honour of the Swimmers, who maintained the country’s number one position at the Swimfet meet.

The Nigerian team, which has won the competition back-to-back-to-back between 2017 and 2019, amassed 42 gold, 48 silver and 27 bronze medals to beat other swimmers from 11 countries from various parts of the world to the number one position again this year.

Speaking at the reception, an elated chairman of the swimming section of the club, Oloyede Obatoyinbo said he was delighted by the feat, which is a big boost to the talent development drive of the club.

Prizes were given to some of the swimmers who excelled at the Germany event as a way of appreciating their efforts.

A young male swimmer, 11-year-old AbdulJabar Adama, who won 11 individual gold medals and one relay silver was the best performer at the event. 12-year-old Kayo Adeniji, also a male, received the overall second prize for winning four gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the event.


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