Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo
Group Managing Director and CEO of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, was so taken by the performance of participants at the just concluded Ikoyi Club 1938 inter-school swimming gala for secondary schools that he predicted that the programme would develop quality swimmers for the country in the near future.
The banker, an avid swimming fan, praised the organisers for putting up a good event, saying that more of such competitions will take Nigeria to the top of the sport in Africa.
He said: “The idea is to develop greater tomorrow in the sport and from reports getting to us, everything is fine. The athletes are serious and they have been impressive according to the coaches.
“It is a great pleasure to partner with Ikoyi Club all in the interest of sport development. We expect that future national and continental champions will emerge from this competition because the young ones have learnt the basics of the game through the Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club inter school swimming.”
Grange School emerged the champions of the competition with 240 points earned from 12 gold, 11 silver and eight bronze medals.
British International School finished second with 170 points, which comprise eight gold, seven silver and two bronze medals, while Children’s International Schools came third with 80 points after winning five silver and six bronze medals.
15-year-old Nulia Nwokolo was the star athlete for Grange, as she won four gold medals in 15-16 years butterfly girls; backstroke girls; freestyle girls and freestyle relay girls.