Delta Wins National Sports Festival with 163 Gold Medals

Team Delta finished first overall at the 19th National Sports Festival which ended on Sunday in Abuja.

The south-south state earned a total of 351 medals, including 163 gold, 87 silver and 101 bronze.

Following in a distant second on the log is Rivers state, which amassed 69 gold, 58 silver and 66 bronze medals to finish second.

Edo, Lagos, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states came third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

The nation’s capital Abuja finished seventh on the medals table with 21 gold, 9 silver and 24 bronze.

Taraba, Sokoto and Ebony states brought up the rear with 4, 3 and zero medals respectively.

Edo State will host the next edition of the National Sports Festival in 2020.

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