Delta on Thursday emerged winners in both men and women categories of the 110m and 100m hurdles finals of the National Sports Festival (NSF) at the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
Newsmen reports that new kid on the block, Precious Okonye ran the time of 14:23, a personal best to win the gold medal at the 110m hurdles event.
Samuel Osadolor representing Edo won silver medal with the time of 14:26 while Martins Ogieriakhi from Bayelsa state came third with the time of 14:52.
In the 100m hurdles final, returning Stella Ayaleke return in the time of 13:58 while Grace Ayemoba from Oyo State ran the time of 13:65 to win silver, while Oluwakemi Francis-Peterson of Delta won bronze with the time of 14:20.
Okonye in an interview with Newsmen said that the win was unexpected because he was not fully fit before the sports festival.
“I am so happy, I don’t know that I can run this fast because before this tournament, I was stressed.
“The win is the first major win of my career even running at my personal best.
“The future is bright for me and one of this days in the nearest time, I should be the fastest in Nigeria,” he said.