Team Delta records medal haul to emerge champions at National Sports Festival

South-south states of Delta, Bayelsa, and Edo have emerged the biggest gainers at the National Sports Festival, which ended on Saturday.

Team Delta recorded a medal haul with 320 gold, 200 silver and 128 bronze medals.

Delta State’s close cousins, Beyelsa came second on the medal table winning 132 gold, 115 silver and 90 bronze medals.

The third position went to Edo State, which took home 78 gold, 94 silver and 167 bronze medals.

Two states of the southwest, Oyo and Lagos took the fourth and fifth positions respectively.

While Oyo had 50 gold, 51 silver and 62 bronze medals, Lagos garnered 41 gold, 57 silver and 74 bronze.

Rivers got 35 gold, 57 silver and 117, while Kano made a statement among the northern states, picking 19 gold, 27 silver and 30 bronze medals.

Ogun, which would be hosting the next Sports Festival came eight, and the FCT and Akwa Ibom took the ninth and 10th positions respectively.


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