Vanguard (Lagos)

9 December 2012

Nigeria: Eko 2012 - Delta Crowned Winners

Predictably, Delta State has won the 18th National Sports Festival which ended last night at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos last night.

Delta topped the medal table with 114 gold, 99 silver and 75 bronze medals.

Team Rivers that posed the biggest threat to Delta throughout the festival was second with 76 gold, 71 silver and 70 bronze medals while hosts, Lagos State finished third with a medal haul of 64 gold, 47 silver and 44 bronze.

Traditional strong contenders, Edo finished a distant fourth with 25 gold, 23 silver and 44 bronze medals. Bayelsa State made a strong presence by finishing fifth with a total of 58 medals. A bread own shows 19 gold, 17 silver and 22 bronze medals.

Ondo State with 18 gold, 12 silver and 28 bronze placed 6th while Ogun finished 7th with 15 gold, 22 silver and 31 bronze medals. The next hosts, Cross River State put up a sterling performance, finishing 8th with 12 gold, 14 silver and 23 bronze medals.

Medals Table

States G S B Total

Delta 114 99 75 228

Rivers 76 71 70 217

Lagos 64 47 71 182

Edo25 23 44 92

Bayelsa 19 17 22 58

Ondo 18 12 28 58

OGUN 15 22 31 68

C River 12 14 23 49

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