Delta 2022: Nursing Mother, Others Express Joy For Winning Medals For Team -Ogun - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Delta 2022: Nursing Mother, Others Express Joy For Winning Medals For Team -Ogun

Some of the athletes in Team-Ogun camp including a nursing mother, Lolade Adeyemi who won a gold medal in Dart event  at the ongoing 21st National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta State, have expressed joy for winning medals in their various events 

Adeyemi, who was at the Festival with her 10 months old boy, Bobo, in an interview ,stated that motherhood would not deter her from achieving the dream of leaving Delta with gold medals.

Adeyemi who won two medals , one gold and a bronze in Darts at the ongoing event, described the feats as very tough but was able to overcome the challenges as a result of hard work 

“it has been tough for me to combine training and playing my role as a mother, but I thank God for making it possible for me to achieve my dream. I was fully ready for these games, that is why I had a bronze and a gold medal at this festival", she stated

Also speaking, a bronze medalist at the last Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Ishau Ogunkunle, who won a gold medal in the men's single class 4 and one silver in men's 4-5 class team event, said he was pleased to be one of the participants in the 21st National Sports Festival, Delta 2022

The one-time world champion  added  that after rigorous training and preparation, he was able  to show the world the stuff that he was made of.

Another athlete, who is the captain of team Ogun Cycling, Emmanuel Agbebi whose team won first gold medal for the State in cycling team 4km pursuit, stated that he was delighted for attaining the feat.

 "I am particularly delighted and grateful to the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, an acknowledged lover of sports who sponsored and provided funds for the 21st National Sports Festival that made it possible for me and my team to showcase our God given talents. I promise that more gold medals should be expected from the team", Agbebi said.

Other athletes including the team Ogun Golfer , Jide Owolabi a gold medalist ,Adelola Fashina who won bronze in Taolu (Demonstration event) and a para powerlifting gold medalist in the on-going Festival, Latifat Tijani, appreciated the State government for the encouragement and support to keep them in their best form through adequate provision for their needs.

Athletes representing in Team Ogun are  participating in 29 out of 39 Sporting events slated for the festival, so far won 40 medals comprising of 10 gold, 8 silver and 22 bronze medals as at Monday

Also the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr.Oluwadare Kehinde has ensured that athletes are being rewarded instantly by the state for their performances in various events 




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