2012 Eko Sports Festival Coverage – Part III

Today it’s all about Women’s volleyball semi-finals, swimming finals, gymnastics and athletics. If you missed yesterday’s post, you can check it out here.  Enjoy!

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GYMNASTICS

I was able to catch up with the guys getting in some practise in the early afternoon – the main events seem to be the Floor, Pommel Horse, Vault and Bars. There were some pretty awe-inspiring moves being performed. I’m hoping to be able to catch some of the finals later in the week. Cross fingers.

VAULT – the gymnasts sprint down a “runway”, jump onto a springboard, do some death defying move i.e. multiple twists and somersaults before landing on both feet. There were definitely some Wolverine inspired moments with this event.

 

FLOOR – this event is to showcase strength, flexibility and balance. Very cool to watch. I especially loved the little kids – amazing what they can do.

 

POMMEL HORSE – involves both single leg and double leg work.

 

HIGH BAR – my personal favourite especially where the gymnast turns around in the air. Fantastic to watch.

 

VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN)

LAGOS VS. DELTA (SEMI FINAL)

This was an intense game and it seemed that my Delta brethen were out in full force to support their girls. The Lagosians tried but ultimately lost 2 straight rounds. I loved how the Delta team came together to celebrate after each point they scored. They definitely oozed team spirit. I wouldn’t be surprised if they took the final as well.

 

SWIMMING (FINALS)

400M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY WOMEN – winner VICTORIA AJAKAIYE (DELTA STATE)

 

200M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY MEN – winner KINGSLEY FORCADOS (DELTA)

Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, stopped by to watch some swimming.

 

50M BREASTROKE WOMEN – winner DOUTIMI GAGBE (RIVERS)

 

50M BUTTERFLY MEN – winner KINGSLEY FORCADOS (DELTA) (Yes, same guy!)

 

Kingsley is in the middle, the other guys are just eye candy for the ladies 😉

 

ATHLETICS

LONG JUMP (WOMEN)

 

100M MEN (HEATS)

Volunteers waiting to collect the athlete’s clothes before they run

 

200M WHEELCHAIR RACE (MEN)

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