Sports Festival: Tima Godbless Clinches Gold Medal In 200m Race for Team Bayelsa
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By Jackson Hananeel
….as Bayelsa Surpass Edo 2020 Medal Haul.
Team Bayelsa clinched gold in the women’s 200 meters final at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Asaba, tagged “Delta 2022”.
Nigeria’s sprint sensation Tima Godbless won the gold medal for Team Bayelsa dusting her Delta opponent, Okwosa Faith in a time of 23.07 seconds while Okwosa Faith got the Silver medal as she ran a time of 23.62 seconds.
Aladeloye Adetutu of Rivers State settled for bronze in 23:66 seconds.
Earlier,Team Bayelsa won Gold in the 4×100 mix relay with Tima Godbless increasing her gold tally to three, made up of two individual and one team medal having won a bronze earlier in the day.
The breakdown of Team Bayelsa performance on Thursday indicates that wrestling and swimming produced the highest number of medals, 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze and 4 gold, 4 gold, 2 Silver.
Canoeing and Kayak recorded 2 gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze as Basketball female team beat hosts, Delta State 43-35 points to win the gold medal just as gymnastics recorded 1 gold, 2 Silver, 1 bronze.
Boxing also gave Bayelsa 1 gold,1silver, 2 bronze, bringing the total medals the team recorded on day 8 to 46 comprising 16 Gold, 19 Silver, 11 bronze as the Festival gets into the penultimate day.
An elated Tima Godbless in interview shortly after her triumph thanked the Almighty God and her coaches for the victory, stressing that she came prepared for the National Sports Festival.
Hosts, Delta still lead with 369 medals: 194 gold, 88 Silver, 59 Bronze, followed by Bayelsa with 189 medals,78 gold, 57 Silver, 54 bronze in the official medals table.
Edo are third with 186 medals: 38 gold, 51 Silver,97 bronze, Lagos, Oyo and Rivers State are 4th 5th 6th in the latest medal table.
Zamfara and Gombe state are currently languishing on the bottom of the table.
While Zamfara have no medal Gombe managed to secure one bronze.