Cross River State Wins 124 Gold, 82 Silver, 69 Bronze In National Schools Sports Festival

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By Jonathan Ugbal/Oqua Etim

Cross River State Weight Lifter in action (above) and another CRS wrestler wearing blue) in action (below)
Cross River State Weight Lifter in action (above) and another CRS wrestler wearing blue) in action (below)

The Cross River State contingent to the seventh edition of the National School Sports Festival holding at Otukpo, Benue State has won a total of 124 gold, 82 silver and 69 bronze medals.

A breakdown of the gold medals showed that the state dominated the athletics event winning 47 gold medals in the various track and field events.

The State has also won seventeen gold medals in wrestling, fourteen gold medals in Judo, weightlifting produced twelve gold medals while five medals were won in the table tennis event.

The State equally won twelve gold medals in chess, eight gold medals in karate, five gold medals in gymnastics, two gold medals in taekwando and one gold medal each in both badminton and tennis.

As at press time, 9 out of the 13 events in which the State is competing in has been concluded with the State in pole position to emerge overall winners in the competition for a record fourth consecutive time.
Cross River State won the competition in 2011 at home, again in Port Harcourt in 2012, before repeating the feat in Ilorin in 2013.

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