Delta 2022: Team-Ogun Drop To Fourth Position.. Medalists Get Instant Cash Rewards - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Delta 2022: Team-Ogun Drop To Fourth Position.. Medalists Get Instant Cash Rewards

Ogun State Government has presented instant financial rewards to the state’s athletes who have so far won medals at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Delta State, even as the team dropped from its second spot to fourth position 

Medal tables officially released by the organizers as at 3pm on Tuesday, showed that Ogun is in the fourth position with 11gold, seven silver and 14 bronze, behind host Delta topping the table with 101 gold, 48 silver and 35 bronze, second placed Edo with 16gold, 25 silver and 42bronze and third placed Bayelsa with 16 gold, 17silver and 19 bronze while Oyo is in fifth position with nine gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze  

The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Dare Kehinde in appreciation of Team-Ogun performance, presented instant cash awards to the medalists at their  camp located within Model Secondary School ,Asaba  

The commissioner said the gesture was to encourage other athletes to win more medals.

"As you all know that the State Governor through the Commissioner for Youths and Sports promised instant cash rewards to athlete that wins gold, silver and bronze medal right here in Delta, we are here again tonight to fulfill the promise. His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun is a sports loving Governor and always ready to motivate those that have won and yet to compete. This will also serve as a wake up call to others starting from tomorrow that their achievements, purpose for representing the state and sweats won't be in vain."

"Team Ogun has just started, we expect more gold medals as from tomorrow across centers.

Latifat Tijani concluded a triumphant weekend for the team by becoming the first female Para Powerlifting to win two gold medals in 45kg singles golds her best lifting and best total best lifting.

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