Vocabulary Development: Words Associated with Sports – I
- Words Associated with Sports
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On 6th March 2001, Community Secondary School, Umuokpu held her sixth Annual Inter-House Sports Competition. It was sponsored by Dr. E.O. Egbogah, an illustrious son of the town. It was the best so far as it incorporated football competition, outside field and track events. At 3:00 p.m., athletes from four houses – Green, Yellow, Blue, and Red – filed out for a march past. After that, the referee, with his assistants, took his position and at the sound of his whistle, the track events started. The first was sprints, followed by relays, including invitation relays. Other exciting races like hurdles, sack races, and three-legged races then followed. A marathon brought the races to a close. It was all clapping and shouting as the competitors entered their last lap. The competitor for Green House breasted the tape in a record time of 13 mins, 10 secs, thus breaking the tournament record of 14 mins, 9 secs. He was carried shoulder-high. The runners-up were Yellow and Blue Houses.
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