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Sports Festival: Rivers ahead in gold chase


Rivers State continued  its gold medal chase at the ongoing 18th National Sports Festival with its cyclists winning two Wednesday in the 500 meters race held at the Eric Moore Road, Surulere.

In the men’s 500 metres race, Goodnews Edet, representing Rivers State won the contest in a time of 35.82 seconds to win Gold.

Garba Aliyu, representing Oyo won the silver medal in a time of 36.29 secs while the losers final was won by Oyenobo Doe from Delta State.

In the women’s race, Tombrada Girikda representing Rivers State breasted the tape ahead of Adejoke Durogbade of Oyo State who placed second.

A table tennis game between Rivers state and Delta State on the second day of the 18th National Sports Festival in Lagos. PHOTO; Kehinde Gbadamosi.

The bronze medal was won by Esther Ginikanwa of Lagos State. Incidentally, Ganikanwa’s bronze thus became the first medal won by the host state.

Medals Table

States         Gold         Silver         Bronze

Rivers            3         1         0

Oyo                 1         2         0

Delta               0         0         2

Lagos              0         0         1

Kaduna          0         0         1

Others            0         0         0


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