Daily Trust (Abuja)

30 November 2012

Nigeria: Team Ondo Wins First Medal

The Ondo State Sports Council has commended Wumi Olowokande, the first medal winner for the state at the ongoing 18th National Sports Festival in Lagos.

Olowokande won silver medal in the 48kg class of female judo event, after losing to Yemisi Okelola of Delta State at the final.

The event was held at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Multipurpose Hall B.

Bamido Omogbehin, the chairman of the council stated yesterday in Lagos that the state athletes were in Lagos not for jamboree, but to win medals and do the state proud.

"The state is confident of winning more medals at the festival. We are here to perform and not to play.

"At the 17th edition of the festival last year in Port Harcourt, we came fourth, but we are confident we will surpass that record in Lagos.

"Although, every state here is ready for the festival and all eyes are on Team Ondo because they knew we are always ready for the challenges," he said.

NAN

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.