By Jacob Ajom
Delta state contingent to the 2009 national age-group swimming championship continued from where their seniors stopped at the 2009 National Sports Festival, Kada 2009 after emerging champions of the week-long event held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
The victorious Delta team garnered an overall point haul of 718 to beat arch-rivals, Edo State to a distant second position. Edo ended up with 459 points while Ondo State placed third with 454 points. Host state, Lagos was third with 379 points.
The executive chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission, Amaju Melvi Pinnick attributed the successes recorded by the state swimming teams in national competitionsÂ to hard work, resilience and strategic planning
Delta state has continued to dominate the countryâ€™s sports, especially swimming, having won convincingly at the National Sports Festival in Kaduna.