Eko 2012: Delta crowned winners

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By JACOB AJOM
Predictably, Delta State has won the 18th National Sports Festival which ended last night at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos last night.

Delta topped the medal table with 114 gold, 99 silver and 75 bronze medals.

Governor Uduaghan of Delta State (middle) Team Delta Team Captain, Miss. Ruth Izenegwu (eight) and Mr. Amaju Pinnic, Chairman, Delta State Sports Commission (left) Photo: Henry Unini

Team Rivers that posed the biggest threat to Delta throughout the festival was second with 76 gold, 71 silver and 70 bronze medals while hosts, Lagos State finished third with a medal haul of 64 gold, 47 silver and 44 bronze.

Traditional strong contenders, Edo finished a distant fourth with 25 gold, 23 silver and 44 bronze medals. Bayelsa State made a strong presence by finishing fifth with a total of 58 medals. A bread own shows 19 gold, 17 silver and 22 bronze medals.

Ondo State with 18 gold, 12 silver and 28 bronze placed 6th while Ogun finished 7th with 15 gold, 22 silver and 31 bronze medals. The next hosts, Cross River State put up a sterling performance, finishing 8th with 12 gold, 14 silver and 23 bronze medals.

Medals Table

States                   G        S       B         Total

Delta               114         99       75       228

Rivers            76         71          70     217

Lagos            64        47           71     182

Edo25           23           44                  92

Bayelsa 19           17           22           58

Ondo     18           12           28           58

OGUN   15           22           31           68

C River  12           14           23           49

 

 

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