Police Games: Oki, Joweigha win 200m breaststroke

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Abuja  –  Yvonne Oki of Zone 2 on Wednesday in Abuja emerged winner in the women’s 200 metres breaststroke event at the ongoing 11th Police Games.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ebinimi Ikogi of Zone 6 came second, while Ayibaemi Egbesu and Stalle Tonjor, both of Zone 5, came third and fourth respectively.

In the men’s category, ThankGod Joweigha of Force Head Quarters came first while Williams Kolyefin of Zone 11 was second.

Williams Appearance of Zone 11 came third, while Tamuno Kelvin from Zone 6 was fourth.

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Also, in the women’s 100m backstroke, Gbatomini Williams from Zone 2 came first and Ebi Okilo from Zone 5 was second.

Laurate Dondoni and Chinedu Koffi, both from Zone 5, came third and fourth respectively, while in the men’s 100m Johnson Ebimokere of Zone 6 came first.

Perelate Gbagi of FHQ, Abel Aworetan and Adelakunle Kehinde, both from Zone 11, came second, third and fourth respectively.

In the women’s 4x50m freestyle relay, Zone 5 came first while Zone 2 was second and Zone 6 came third.

In the men’s category, FHQ was first and Zone 2 came second, Zone 11 were third, while Zone 6 took the fourth position.

Mark Balogun, the Chairman of Swimming at the Games, told NAN that swimmers’ turnout in large number to participate in the event was impressive.

“We have a large turnout from various commands, participating in the swimming event since the beginning of the competition, and everything is in place.

“Swimming is just like athletics where we have a lot of medals with people participating in different events, both male and female.

“Every zone is represented one way or the other.

“And we have a lot of athletes who are in the national league from the police, just like Yellow Yeiyah, who is the national captain in the Swimming Federation,’’ he said.

Balogun said the competition was being used to prepare for a swimming championship in Calabar.(NAN)


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