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Abuja 2018: Team Delta Set New Festival Records

Delta Sate continue to show class in Swimming as both  Nmor Ifeakachukwu and Deborah Okpochini set new National Sports Festival records  in the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja on Sunday.

Deborah Okpochini, a swimmer set two new records in 1500m freestyle women swimming and 100m Freestyle Swimming.

She had on Saturday posted a time 1.03.05sec in 100m Freestyle Swimming thus breaking a 27-year old record previously set by Ikaghoemi Joshua while featuring for Rivers State in the 1991 edition of the game.

Not yet done, she again broke and set another festival record in 1500m freestyle women swimming on Sunday posting a time of 21:05.10 to confine to the dustbin the record set by Blessing Forcados of Delta.

Blessing had posted a time of 21:26.88 in 2006 at the 15th National Sports Festival in Ogun State.

Similarly, Nmor Ifeakachukwu on Sunday broke a 6-year old record in 200m individual medley men previously set by Kingsley Forcados in 2012.

Nmor posted a time of 02:18.44 to beat Kingsley’s 2:20.94 time set at the 18th National Sports Festival in Lagos.

Meanwhile as at the time of writing this report, Team Delta leads the medal table with 19 medals which comprises of 13 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze.

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