Nigeria won the two-day West African Swimming Championships on Saturday (22 December). Nigeria had dominated?
Nigeria won the two-day West African Swimming Championships on Saturday (22 December). Nigeria had dominated the two-day triangular meeting against Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
Nigeria won the meet with 1964 points. Ghana were second with 100 and the Ivory Coast third with seventeen points.
Nigeria took the first two places in the 200 metres men's backstroke. Paul Okwuma finished alone in just 2 minute 36 point six seconds -- almost seventeen seconds ahead of team-mate S. Olorife.
In the women's 100 metres breaststroke, the Nigerians again took the first two places. Jenny Nwokedi set a new record for the West African Swimming Championships, with a time of one minute twenty-nine seconds. Genel Gits finished second in a time of one minute thirty-four-point-two seconds.
In the men's 100 metres freestyle, Nigeria's Steve Onyeacholam broke away in the second lap to take the honours in fifty-nine-point-eight seconds. Dadie Monouan of the Ivory Coast was second in one minute-point-five seconds.