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New swimming records set

Last month in Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in Brazil nine swimming records were recorded and questions raised why there is too much world new records in swimming.

This was also witnessed in Eldoret during the East Africa secondary school games where five championships were recorded at testimony school on Thursday, the opening day of the swimming event.

Back to Rio, 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 4x100m medley relay men’s category registered new world records while 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 200m individual medley, 100m medley and 4x200m freestyle records had new world records in women.

It was a replica in Eldoret as school going children managed to record new records during swimming heats before the finals to be staged at the same venue on Friday morning.

Ugandan Joseph Muhereza registered new time of 2:24.44 in boys 200m individual boys breaking kenyan Ian Ngatia’s record of 2:38.21.

Hadassah Mumbi of Kenya broke Anthea Mudanye’s record of 35:08 to 33:53, kenyan Usamah Mahmoud brought down another kenyan Andrew wamarema’s record of 1:18.28 to 1:15.38 in boys 100m breaststroke.

In 50m backstroke, kenyan Alexandra Krank (35:65) lowered his on record of 36:47.

In table tennis girls semifinals played at Moi girls high school Eldoret Mbale progressive beat St john’s Kaloleni 3-0, in other match mbogo high beat St Monica 3-1,while in boys category Gs kigoma beat Gs Rlima 3-0, as Menengai high beat St Joseph 3-0

Kenya’s St. Peters Mumias Boys High School are the new East African Secondary School Games champions of rugby 7s.


St. Peters thrashed Ugandan national champions Kololo 21-14 in an entertaining match played Friday evening at Eldoret Sports Club.


Zedene Marrow touched down twice in the first half; giving St Peters a 10 score lead before the second half.


Kololo also got a try from Captain Gotto Thomas who touched down two minutes to the end of first half.


On resumption, St Peters collected another four points after Zedene made two successful conversions.


Gotto also rallied his Ugandan side, who shielded him to make another try. He also helped Kololo catch up with St Peter’s after with two conversions to tie up the score to 14.


St Peter’s got another try through Sabato Dan who brought the tally to 19. He also converted to give St Peters the sweet victory.


Earlier on, Upper Hill floored their Metropolitan colleagues Laiser Hill 17-7 also in a match last evening. The match determined who took third place.


Smith Rolf touched down to earn Upper Hill five points as Edwin Mwasaru made another try to keep Upper Hill 10 points before going for half time.


Coming back from the breather, Abu Twalib Wesonga made two conversions before curling a penalty as Upper Hill sealed their victory with 17 points.

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