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Akanbi Wins 6 Gold at 7th Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club 1938

Posted : 14 May 2024

Swimming prodigy, Demilade Akanbi, has emerged as the star of the show at the recently concluded 7th Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club 1938 Inter School Sports Swim Meet.


The event, held at the Ikoyi Club Swimming pool, featured a staggering 165 students from ten schools, vying for top honors across 36 thrilling events.


Representing the IC Marlins Swimming Team, Demilade Akanbi captivated spectators with her exceptional swimming skills, clinching an impressive haul of six gold medals for her team.


Among her notable victories were the 100M butterfly girls race and the girls champion of champions races, solidifying her status as a standout performer in the competition.


Earning the title of girls Most Valuable Swimmer, Akanbi’s stellar performance didn’t go unnoticed.


She secured this accolade after dominating all four of her individual races and contributing to two relay race victories, showcasing her versatility and competitive spirit.


This isn’t the first time the 13-year-old prodigy has made waves in the swimming world.


In a remarkable display of talent and determination, Akanbi previously claimed three gold medals at Nigeria’s National Youth Games in Asaba in 2023.


Representing Lagos State, she triumphed in the 50-meter backstroke, 100-meter butterfly, and 4×50-meter mixed medley relay events, etching her name in the annals of Nigerian swimming history.


Undeterred by challenges, Demilade Akanbi’s unwavering commitment to her sport shines through. With her sights set on representing Nigeria at the Olympics, she continues to push the boundaries of excellence, driven by a passion to break records and inspire future generations of athletes.


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