UNIZIK Student, John Eigege has smashed and set a new National Record at the just concluded Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) sports programme held at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), ANAMBRA PEOPLE, reports.
John Eigege, a 300-level student of Medical Laboratory Science set a new NUGA record by winning the Gold medal at the games in athletics for the JAVELIN event (Male) with a throw of 54.41 metres smashing the old record of 52.21 metres that has existed for about two decades in the history of the games.
Team UNIZIK finished 29th on the medals’ table out of the 83 Universities that competed at the just concluded 26th Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) hosted by the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, Lagos State. The University’s contingent consisting of 74 athletes and 14 officials recorded a total of 6 medals; 1 Gold and 5 Bronze to put the institution on the National Chart for School Sports.
Team UNIZIK led by the Director of Sports of the institution, Mr Kenneth Ogbonna and the Chairman, of the University’s Sports Committee, Dr Dereck Orji featured in 10 events namely Athletics (100metres, 200metres, 400metres, 800metres, Discus, Javelin, Long Jump, Shot Put and Triple Jump), Badminton (Male/Female), Chess (Female), Cricket (Male), Judo (Male/Female), Karate (Male/Female), Football (Female), Scrabble (Male/Female), Taekwondo (Male/Female) and Table Tennis (Female).