Henry Okorie won a gold medal for Abuja.
The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Wednesday got a gold medal in athletics, a feat seen as rare.
Abuja athlete, Henry Okorie, beat all comers to win the 400m hurdles gold medal at the ongoing National Sports Festival at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
Okorie finished in a time of 53.16 seconds finishing top and winning gold for Abuja. Fedrick Anyadike from Imo finished second in a time of 54.30 seconds while Abuja again got bronze as Bello Thomas finished third in a time of 54.75 seconds.
Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES after the victory in the 400m hurdles event, Okorie said he is elated about the Gold medal won for Abuja.
“I am happy to win Gold, it wasn’t a easy race. But I give God the glory for making me finish tops,” Okorie said.
He said his dream remains competing for Nigeria at the highest level which is the Olympics.
Meanwhile, Mujidat Adekoya added to the medal haul of Delta as she won the 400 metres Hurdles women event in a time of 57.93 seconds.
Folake Balogun from Bayelsa State won silver with a time 59.79 seconds while Ann Nwaogu got a consolatory bronze medal for Rivers State.
Temidayo Oshibajo from Lagos finished in a disappointing 7th place in the 400m hurdles event for women.
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