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Bayelsa emerge champions of E.K. Clark Wrestling

Bayelsa state arguably, the home of wrestling in Nigeria proved their mettle with a grand performance at the recently ended maiden Chief E.K Clark Wrestling Championship held in Warri, Delta state.

Delta state's Lucky Opiated in blue outfit lucks hornets with Adibo Dick of Bayelsa state in the men's 84kg weight class free style at the just concluded Maiden Chief E K Clerk wrestling championship in Warri, Delta state. Adibo Dick won the bout.
Delta state’s Lucky Opiated in blue outfit lucks hornets with Adibo Dick of Bayelsa state in the men’s 84kg weight class free style at the just concluded Maiden Chief E K Clerk wrestling championship in Warri, Delta state. Adibo Dick won the bout.

A breakdown of the medals shows the state, with most of the country’s and African record holders, won 8 out of the 10 gold medals available in the men’s free style wrestling, with two silver medals.

In the women free style, they won three gold, a silver and two bronze medals and also won one gold, four silver and two bronze medals in the Greco Roman, amassing a total of 12 gold, 7 silver and 4 bronze medals to emerge the overall champions.

The host state, Delta placed second with a total of 5 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals. They won 3 gold, a silver and 2 bronze from the Greco Roman; one gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the free style women and a gold, Two Silver and Bronze apiece  in the Free style men.

Ondo state pulled a surprise with 3 gold, one silver and two bronze medals to emerge the third overall best.

 

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