ESE Ukpeseraye, has displayed uncommon skills at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival, holding at Benin City, Edo State.
Tagged Edo 2020, Ukpeseraye won gold in 80km road race, 1000 m race, 500m and individual Time trials and two silver medals in Team Time Trial.
As at Saturday night, Team Delta had won 54 gold, 42 silver and 43 bronze followed closely by the host state, Edo with 49 gold, 52 silver and 43 bronze.
Bayelsa had 26 gold, 22 silver and 24 bronze while Rivers had 11 gold, 13 silver and 23 bronze.
Some of Team Delta gold medalists include, two sisters, Rita and Joy – golf; Murifat Folarin – weightlifting women (3 Gold); 5 gold medals in karate; Asuquo Goodnews – kickboxing; Linus Caroline – kungfu; Ibrahim Baba – hammer; Sunday Adebayo – men discus; Sefiu Ojeleye – para athletics, 100m wheelchair; Esther Lawrence – discus and Clinton Opute – swimming.
Esther Ine Augustine also, won a gold medal for Team Delta in Judo; Team Delta – Squash Female Singles Event; Timipame-ere Akiayefa – 200 meters backstroke women event; Judo – gold; Nmoh Ifeakachukwu – 200m; Osamezu Foresight – swimming, breaststroke; and the first gold medalist for Team Delta at the festival, Akiayefa Timi – swimming, butterfly.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, had spurred Team Delta to bring out their best promising N1 million per gold medal for the team.
By Fidelis Egugbo. Additional information by Sam Ijeh