The University of Ife, Nigeria finished top medals winner in the West African Inter-University Games staged in Kumasi, Central Ghana.
The University of Ife, Nigeria finished top medals winner in the West African Inter-University Games staged in Kumasi, Central Ghana. The Gama ended on Saturday (14 April).
Ife won 23 Gold Medale, eight Silver end nine Bronze. Nigeria's University of Ibadan were runners-up with eight Gold Medals, six Silver and five Bronze.
Ten Universities from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Libeia and Togo were represented at these, the Fifth West African Games.
Ife University dominated the Games. The men scored 89 points while the women notched 111 points.
The home team, the Kumasi University of Science and Technology, who hosted the tournament, came third in the placings.
On Friday (13 April), the University of Ife athletes demonstrated how strong a team they were by winning most of the major track events. In the 100 metres men's race, however, Ife were not able to keep touch with King Paul of Ibadan University, Nigeria. He won the event in 10.8 seconds, hotly chased by the varsity of Nigeria's M. Unamba.
The 400 metres event was won in sparkling style by Ife University's Orungbe-mi in the very creditable time of 47.6 seconds.
SYNOPSIS: Ten West African Universities competed in the Inter-Varsity Games staged in Ghana last week. When they ended on Saturday, the Nigerian University of Ife were clear winners, but they didn't always have things their own way. King Paul of Ibadan University, Nigeria won the 100 metres in 10.8 seconds.
In progress the 110 metres hurdles. And into the tape first in 15.2 seconds, V. Ozowa of Ibadan University.
The men's 400 metres. This is one event where Ife University showed its strength - a strength which won 23 Gold Medals, eight Silver and nine Bronze. Ife's 400-metre star Orungbami was in sparkling form.
Orungbe-mi streaked around the track at the University of Science and Technology Stadium at Kamusi, hotly chased by Ofei Nelson on his home circuit. The home team came overall third in the medal honours, just behind Nigeria's University of Ibadan. But it was the man from Ife who was taking the Gold once more in this event. Orungbe-mi led the way to the tape in 47.6 seconds.