From Esther Akaa, Asaba
Team Nasarawa on Thursday won additional medals bringing the total medals won by the team to 22 at the ongoing National Sports Festival (NSF) holding in Asaba, Delta State to fight for a place on the medals table despite not winning a gold yet.
The first medal was silver and was won by a boxer Habeeb Obayomi in the Male 57kg category after losing 2-3 in split decision to his Delta State opponent, Wahab Tobiloba in the finals of the game that saw world class performance from the future stars.
Another silver was harvested by Saidu Ahmadu in the -60kg Male Karate game after he lost 4-6 gallantly to Albert Light of Delta State in the finals of the game which put spectators at the edge of their seats.
Also Chioma Ani, who fought in the finals of the female +68kg Karate event against her Anambra State opponent, Ujunwa Nwankwo was a delight to watch as she won a silver medal after losing on technical grounds.
On his part, Shehu Lawal and Sani Yau won a bronze medal in the Men’s Tennis doubles.
Also at the event, Shehu Lawal and Loveth Ogah also harvested two bronze medals to affirm that the state contingent is not in Asaba to make up numbers.
The Voice reports that Team Nasarawa has so far harvested a total of 22 medals, comprising 7 silver and 15 bronze won in various games including Para-Table Tennis, Para-Powerlifting, Boxing, Karate, Taekwondo, Darts, Para-Powerlifting, Judo, Golf, among others.
The Voice also reports that as at the time of compiling this report, over 1,500 medals have been won with the host, Delta topping the chart with over 400 medals followed by Bayelsa State, Edo and Lagos States respectively while Team Nasarawa falls within the first 20.