Oyo state so far has had an impressive outing at the ongoing national sport festival in Asaba, Delta state.
Just recently,In the 59kg women category, two Commonwealth gold medal winners, Rafiatu Lawal of Oyo State and Olarinoye Adijat of Lagos State had a decisive day as both battled for superiority in the category.
However, in the end, Rafiatu made her experience count as she defeated Olarinoye who was making her first competition in 59kg category after moving from the 54kg where she won gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in England
Rafiatu claimed all the three gold medals in the 59kg women category while Olarinoye won all the silver medals leaving Peace Annokwuru of Rivers State to scoop the bronze medals in the Snatch, Clean &Jerk and Total.
Ruth Ayodele of Oyo State picked two gold medals in Clean &Jerk and Total after lifting 125kg and 222kg respectively. Sarah Matthew of Kogi State won bronze in Snatch while Happiness Igbinosa of Edo State won silver in Clean&Jerk and bronze in Total.
Oyo state Recorded it’s 32nd Gold medal with just one day left at the national sport festival which is another landmark achievement for oyo state.
31 gold medals @nsf_edo, 2020
This is the best outing by Oyo State at the National Sports Festival.
Oyo Medal Update
3️⃣5️⃣ Bronze pic.twitter.com/I1CLGnNT2T
— Oyo State Sports Council (@oyosportcouncil) December 8, 2022
This Edition of the National sport festival can be regarded as the best outing for Oyo state.