By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
It was an inspiring outing by heavily pregnant Aminat Idrees who won a gold medal for Lagos at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin, Edo State.
Aminat Idrees who is 8 months pregnant won gold in the Mixed Poomsae category in Taekwondo alongside her male counterpart, Arowora Roqeeb.
Her feat was Team Lagos’ first gold at Edo 2020.
She also won Silver in the female team Poomsae category and an individual bronze in the same category making her one of the leading medalists at the festival.
Olympic bound, Enku Ewa Ekuta won gold in the 63kg category (judo).
The duo of Anuoluapo Opeyeri and Godwin Olufia in the First Round game defeated Team Ekiti (2-0).
In the Second Round, Team Lagos defeated Team Ogun (2-0).
The Team has qualified to the quarter-finals to play with the winner between Team Edo and Team Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Gombe won a bronze medal in the men’s 200m meddling event.
Gombe boxer beats his counterpart from Edo in the Light flyweight 49kg category. He won all three rounds and qualified for the quarterfinals.
Ezekiel Etukeren of Akwa Ibom competing in the 60kg Boxing Male category defeated Chukuemeka of Abia State 5-0 to qualify for quarter-finals at Cultural Centre Benin.
Gombe’s first match ended with a 2-1 lost against team Yobe.
Team Bayelsa shot themselves to the top of the medals table by winning five Gold medals yesterday (April 5, 2021) including three in Swimming, setting new national records along the way. They also won two Gold medals in Judo.
As of midnight yesterday, Team Bayelsa sat atop the medals table with eight Gold, Team Delta came second with seven Gold while Team Edo were third with five Gold medals.
The commissioning of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium and the opening ceremony for the National Sports Festival will now hold on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 6 PM and 7 PM respectively.
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