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ISS Misses Out on Best School at Zwe Lespwar (just!)

It was a very tight finish between Anse Royale and International School.

The second edition of the Zwe Lespwar ended last Friday with the basketball finals. For the girls, the champions were Praslin Secondary after winning 11-3 over Anse Boileau, whilst Mont Fleuri boys dominated and easily won the gold medal by beating Anse Boileau 23-11.

The basketball finals were followed by the closing and prize giving ceremony. The best school in the athletics events for girls was Anse Royale finishing ahead of La Digue and English River. For the boys, the best school was Praslin finishing ahead of La Digue and Mont Fleuri.

In Football the champion was Anse Royale after defeating Praslin in the finals with Pointe Larue finishing in third place. As for swimming, the best school for both girls and boys was International school. For the girls – in second position was La Digue and the French school finished third. As for the boys, second place went to French school and Plaisance took the third position.

In Table Tennis the best school award went to Plaisance for both boys and girls. And in Volleyball, the best girls’ team was Praslin followed by La Digue and the third place went to English River. Praslin was also the best school for boys’ volleyball followed English River and Pointe Larue.

As a result of their good performance Anse Royale Secondary was named best school for girls taking the title from Praslin Secondary. In second place was the International School and La Digue came out third. For the boys, Praslin secondary retained its title finishing ahead of the International School and Mont Fleuri.
And Anse Royale won the title for most medals won just piping it ahead of the International School. Both won 10 golds and 7 silvers. However, Anse Royale won 8 bronze medals compared to 3 for the International school.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, both Robert August and Giovanna Rousseau from the National Sports Council claimed that Zwe Lespwar was generally a success and gave rendezvous in two years time for the third edition.

From Today in Seychelles article 26/04/2016