Continuing from last week’s episode, the inter-club aquatic meet now entered the second event, which is yet another ridiculous competition, a three-legged underwater race. Zenkichi and Akune represented the student council but they surprisingly seemed to get along extremely well. However with the Yakushima-Tanegashima pairing from the swimming club being one of the contestants, it might not be easy to win.
Right after the race started Zenkichi and Akune quickly made it to the front-most pair while the the Yakushima-Tanegashima pairing surprisingly fell last. Turned out that it was just their trick so that Tanegashima could keep up with Yakushima. once they reached the “even point” between them Tanegashima and Yakushima began to show their true colors. Easily both of them defeated Zenkichi and Akune who were way in front of them though if I was the referee I’d make them disqualified because no matter how you see it they were swimming instead of running!The next event was eel-catching but this one was easily won by Kikaijima from the swimming club. Not sure why did Medaka represent the student council (there’s a probability that she ignored the fact that she’s a “natural animal repellant”). No matter how much she loved animals, they’d always keep a distance from her and in the end she couldn’t catch even one eel. The final event was perhaps the most intense one because for the first time all three representatives from student council appear in a team. Actually they had to because it was a cavalry battle but with a slight twist to the rules as opposed to normal ones so that the currently winning team (the swimming club) wouldn’t have much advantages while the losing team could turn their fate. At first the swimming club didn’t really care about defeating the student council but after hearing Medaka’s words Kikajima who was pissed off of that decided to go all out against her though they could win without having to defeat her at all. Long story short the student council defeated the swimming club but they didn’t end up becoming the overall winner. Turned out that while those two teams were intensely fighting the judo club managed to defeat all other teams and collected enough points to be declared as the winner. They were awarded the increase in club fund but Nabeshima joined the event only for fun and she shared the prize with other clubs in the end. From the event the swimming club have learned something valuable from Medaka, that they could still love the money but they should value each other more. Soon after that Medaka ‘hired’ Kikaijima as the accountant for the student council. Actually she was rented from the swimming club for ‘only’ 320 yen per day!
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