Beaches Pirates are champions of the TCI Red Cross Red Hot Challenge Sports Extravaganza held at the National Stadium last Saturday, July 8, turning back the challenges of 11 other teams, including sister team Beaches Marlins.
Beaches Pirates amassed 162 points to crown themselves champions, besting Amanyara Resort into second place with 120 points, and National security, who edged Beaches Marlins by a single point - 98 to 97 - to round off the top three.
The team competed in numerous events, such as 100m, 200m and 400m events, planking, tug-o-war, egg-tossing, football-tossing, arm wrestling, corn-in-the-hole toss, hula-hoop, three-legged race, and egg-and-spoon races.
Even though it was a fun event, the competition was intense. The track and field events saw some excellent times being posted, with one athlete from Beaches Pirates won his 100m race under 12 seconds. The plank Hula-hoop and planking also generated much excitement, but not as the arm wrestling, created a great deal of stir albeit friendly rivalry.
The Red Cross, this year, managed to attract some of the TCI’s internationally competitive athletes, who were assigned to some of the teams. Ifeanyi Otuonye, fresh from his CAC Championships in El Salvador, where he placed fifth in the long jump, was dazzling on the track for National Security.
The Sands ended in fifth place with 69 points, its sister properties The Shore and the Palms came in sixth and 7th position with 63 and 59 points respectively, Property Pirates ended in eighth position on 57, The Source with ninth on 49 points, Watreloo Warriors was 10th on 42 points, Clement Howell Eagles 11th on 23 points, while points, with Marlins and NC Marvels ending in 12th spot with 8 points.
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