Egwero clinches 100m gold medal at Delta Sports Festival
• Monye wins discuss event
The sixth Delta State festival entered its second day yesterday with sprinter Ogho-Oghene Egwero running 10.52 seconds to emerge champion in the 100m event. Egwero is one of the elite athletes taking part in the Games.
Another elite athlete, Austin Monye, threw a distance of 51.01 metres to win the men’s discuss event.
Also yesterday, Ineh Neyiwa wrote his name in gold, winning the men’s triple jump event in 15.04 meters.
After 12 years, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa decided to revive the Delta sports festival, an action that is being hailed by the athletes and their officials.
Competing at the Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium yesterday, Egwero, who is eyeing four gold medals in the Games, lived up to his promise, as he over powered all contenders in the 100m event.
Earlier, Monye had sent the atmosphere into a wild jubilation when he threw 51.01 meters to capture the gold medal in the men’s discuss event.
Before then, Neyiwa, who competed for Warri South local government area had beaten all male contenders to the gold in the triple jump.
In the long jump for women, Odifri Victory captured the gold medal for Warri South with a leap of 5.70 meters, just as Inyang Cecelia (Aniocha-North) won the hammer event with a throw of 46.74 meters.
The festival will end on Friday with Governor Okowa expected to perform the closing ceremony at the Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium.