The competition was equally to pay homage to the former President of the Cameroon Swimming and Life Saving Federation who died on October 2, 2017.
The Nkoteng swimming pool was the venue of the kick off of the 2018 sports season for swimming in the Centre Region on Saturday March 17, 2018. Organised by the Centre Regional League for Swimming.
The competition brought together 12 athletes from two swimming zones notably the Far North, North and Adamawa regions from zone one and the Centre, South and East regions for zone two.
The competition was equally to pay homage to the former President of the Cameroon Swimming and Life Saving Federation, Mamouda Ali, who died on October 2, 2017. It was equally an opportunity for inhabitants of Nkoteng to discover young Cameroonians display rich talents in the sport. The athletes competed in the minor, cadet, junior and senior categories.
A total of 10 competitions were on programme according to the different disciplines in swimming. In the senior men’s 100m freestyle swimming Sabana Ibrahim from the North Region finished first in 54”30. In the 100 men’s 100m breaststroke, Kengue Jospin from the Centre Region was the best in 1’09”. In the 100 men four style swimming Melingui Noug from the Centre Region was the winner in 1’07”.
In the women’s 50m cadet category Mamboune Falida emerged champion. In the junior men’s 50m breast stroke Aljoe Bena from the Centre Region was the first in 48”46, In the men’s 50m freestyle Adela Faziz was the winner.
The trophy for the senior men’s category went to Jospin Kegnue from the Centre Region. The trophy for the cadet men went to Aboubakar Baïrou while Lomongo won the trophy for the women’s cadet category. The President of the Centre Regional League for Swimming, Edima Otablela said the competition was to pay homage to the late President and to vulgarise the sport in the region.