Team Edo has moved up in the ladder of the 21st National Sports Festival medal table after impressive performances by Kungfu and Taekwondo athletes in Day six outings,pushing their Gold harvest to twenty four to occupy 2nd position .
On day six of the Delta 2022 Games,Edo harvested six gold medals in Para powerlifting,8 silver and 3 Bronze followed by Kungfu -3 Gold,6 Silver and 7 Bronze.
Team Edo, known for high performance in combat sports also did well in Taekwondo with harvest of 3 Gold ,2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals
Edo has also showed class in Deaf athletics ,Para Table Tennis,Cycling and Judo.
Edo female volleyball team were also impressed today with a 3-1 victory over Team Rivers
to qualify for the semifinals scheduled for Thursday.
Meanwhile, Delta State Governor,Dr lfeanyi Okowa has challenged the current crop of Athletes,competing for honours at the 21st National sports festival to seize the opportunity of Delta 2022 Games to break the 33-year-old record set by Mr Yusuf Alli in 1989. Yusuf Alli who is now the Executive chairman, Edo State Sports Commission, set personal best record Personal Best: LJ – 8.27 (1989) in Long Jump.
The Delta state Governor said the Olympian Alli’s personal best of 8.27 metres in Long Jump event in 1989 during the African Athletics Championship in Lagos still stands as Nigeria’s best in that event.
According to the Governor, ” l want each and everyone of you as an Athlete to uphold the values of strength, hard work and dedication here in Delta 2022 because you are the best, your states cherish you, run fast to achieve your dreams”.