By Jacob Ajom
Athletes from competing companies literally lit up the Teslim Balogun stadium, Surulere, as the final of men and women100 metres dash and the 4×100 metres relay races held on the closing day of the 13th Nigeria Oil and Gas Games in Lagos.
In the womens 100m dash, Joy Roth of Chevron emerged as the fastest woman at the games when she bagged gold after returning a time of 14.4 seconds. Joy was closely followed by Oguh Kate of Total who clocked a time of 14.6 seconds to win the silver medal whileÂ Omere Teshoma of Shell won bronze in a time of 14.8 seconds.
In the men’s category, Alabo Dabotekenari representing Total emerged as the fastest man at the games as he glided to the gold medal in a time of 11.09 seconds. Akpan Akaninye and Melodi Adebola both of Shell with a time of 12.01 and 12.06 took the silver and bronze medals respectively.
Dutch giants in the oil and gas sector, Shell, has retained the overall winnersâ€™ trophy of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games concluded at the weekend in Lagos.
Team Shell bagged a medal haul of 12 gold, 15 silver and six bronze medals to top the pack..Coming a distant second was NNPC with 7 gold, 6 silver and 12 bronze medals.
ExxonMobil placed third with 5 gold, 7 silver and 14 bronze while NLNG was fourth with 5 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals
Other companies on the medal chart are Chevron with 4 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals while Total, with 4 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze took the sixth position. Nigeria Agip Oil Company, PTI, DPR and Addax follow in that order.