GDF wins Joint Services swimming and road relay competitions

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AS the athletics competition of the Inter-Services Annual Athletics Championships (ISAAC),also called the Joint Services Championships begin today with defending champions,the Guyana Defence Force having a slight lead over the Guyana Police Force (GPF),after copping the swimming and road relay competitions when the event started last Sunday.GDF finished with 197 points to take the swimming win ahead of their archrival, Police,who were the defending champions in the swimming competition.
For their efforts,Police ended not too far behind with 184 points. The third place went to the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) which mustered up nine points, and following closely was the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) with seven points.
Randolph Doobay, Ashanti Carington and Corenna Valewin were just a few of the swimmers whose performances helped the GDF to a takeover of the swimming competition at the National Aquatic Centre.
Doobay took gold in the men’s 50m butterfly with a time of 32.45 seconds, where he touched the wall just before Police’s Deon Primus, who came in second in 34.16.
Doobay also picked up bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle, when Primus got the better of him. Doobay’s 27.90 seconds swim was just good enough for third place after Primus clinched the win in 27.03 seconds, while GDF’s Clarvin Baptiste took second (27.34s).
Primus also ended with the gold in the men’s 50m breaststroke with a time of 36.68 seconds.in other wins for GDF:Carrington won in the women’50m freestyle (38.89s), Valewin won in the women’s 200m freestyle (3:27.00s), Quacy Fraser dominated the men’s 50m backstroke (37.94s) and Noel Culpepper ruled in the men’s 400m freestyle (6:03.16s).
Earlier in the day, Police again took blows as GDF ran away with the road relay race and the full 10 points.
The GDF team comprised Onesto Thomas, Tyshan Bentick, Odwin Tudor, Jamal Evans, and Ashanti Scott. Police ended with 8 points for their second place finish, where the team was made up of Quacy Morian, Jonathan Fergundes, Nathaniel Giddings, Grivon Grant, and Jevina Sampson.