National Sports Festival 2018: Team Delta swimmer breaks 27-year-old record

Deborah Okpochini
Deborah Okpochini

Team Delta’s Deborah Okpochini has set a new National Festival record in the 100m Freestyle Swimming event have posted a time of 1.03.05sec.

Okopchini’s winning time on Saturday drowned the 27-year-old record previously set by Ikaghoemi Joshua while featuring for Rivers State in the 1991 edition of the game.

New record holder, Okpochini, told PREMIUM TIMES after her triumph in the pool that she had trained very hard for the festival and was determined to announce her name to the world.

“I thank God for this Gold medal, I told myself that I have to announce myself to the world and thank God I did so,” Okpochini stated.

The gold won by Okpochini opened the floodgates of medals for Team Delta on Saturday.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.