NSF: Team Ogun wins 63 medals as medalists receive allowance

Hassan Abdulsalam

Team Ogun won 63 medals at the just concluded 19th edition of National sports festival in Abuja, some of the medalist were given their allowance.

Contingents of team Ogun arrived Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital on Tuesday morning after finishing 12th on the medals table on Sunday.

The gateway team  recorded total 63 medals comprising seven  gold, 15 silver and 41 bronze medals, to finish 12 on the overall medals table.

It was gathered that some of the medalists  received their allowance on Wednesday morning at Alake sports center, Ijeja, Abeokuta.

It could be recalled that team Ogun won 68 medals in the last edition of the national sports festival in 2012, with 15 gold, 22 silver and 31 bronze medals.

However, Team Delta wins the championship with 163 gold medals, 88 silver and 101 bronze medals to beat the other participating teams to the number one position after 10 days of action in Abuja.

While this is the fifth time Delta will be coming first at the National Sports Festival, this is their best showing going by the number of medals they won in total.

Interestingly, Delta State first won the festival when Abuja hosted the biennial games in 2004.

At this year’s festival, Rivers State finished a distant second with 69 gold, 58 silver and 57 bronze medals.

Edo State finished third with 47 gold, 41 silver and 53 bronze medals

After a very excruciating 10 days of competitions in the 19th National Sports Festival, Abuja 2018, Team Lagos led by the Chairman Lagos Sports Commission, Kweku Tandoh, finished in fourth position.

Team Lagos got a total 146 medals with a breakdown showing 36 gold, 37 silver and 73 bronze medals.

While team Bayelsa finished with 32 gold, 56 silver and 48 Bronze to finish 5th on the medal table.

However, Edo state will host the next edition of national sports festival in 2020.


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