26.11.2001 Sports News

Navy Lifts Armed Forces Trophies

By Accra Mail
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The Ghana Navy, last weekend emerged champions in the 2001 Ghana Armed Forces Inter-Services Cross-Country competition.

The competition which forms part of the annual training activities of the Forces, was held in Tema at the Naval Base.

The Naval Force which hosted the games this year showed their determination beyond doubt swooping all three trophies. This feat enabled them to break the record of the Army , who have been champions since the commencement of the competition in 1994.

The Navy won the 5km cross-country race with 31 points, followed by the Army which scored 58 points, whiles the Air Force had 103 points to place third on the list.

In the cross-country which covered a distance of 12km, the Navy came first again with 46 points, Army was second with 64 points, while the Air Force came third with 89 points.

The first ten under each category were awarded meritorious certificates.

In the short distance, Able Seaman, Zumeh Kuu-Im Nicholas from the Navy came first having completed the 5km journey in 18 minutes 54 seconds, followed by Lance Corporal Kenin Robert of the Army who did 19 minutes 03 seconds while Able Seaman Bortey Shadrach also from the Navy came third.

In the long distance Aircraftman II, Ashiagbor Victor of the Air Force, who covered the 12km distance within 36 minutes 07 seconds came first. Able Seaman Kurankyi Daniel from Ghana Navy came second in 40 minutes 04 seconds with the third position going to Able Seaman Sanni Ahmed Tijani also in the Navy who finished in 40 minutes 53 seconds.

Commodore SV Adatsi, Director General Logistic of the Navy, called on Commanders in all the units to take sports seriously.

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