By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The curtain was drawn on the 20th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 on Wednesday with Defending champions Team Delta retaining the top spot on the medals table with 158 gold medals.
The event ended in a grand stylee with a colorful closing ceremony that had live musical performances spiced with the relays finals that held the scanty spectators at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin spellbound.
Host Edo State trailed in the second position with 129 Gold with Bayelsa state emerging third best with 56 Gold.
One of the high points of the Festival was the feat of 10-year-old Stephanie Onusiriuka of Team Anambra who won gymnastic gold, 2 silvers 1 bronze as well as the outstanding 15 medal haul of Asagbe Ifiaezibe of Team Bayelsa. Top female athlete Grace Nwokocha also qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after winning the 100m and 200m events.
Delta State will be hosting the next National Sports Festival (NSF) in 2022.
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