The 'Big Heart' state, team Delta contingents and highly motived athletes maintain top position aftermath a week of competitive outing in the remarkable Nation sporting fiesta.
Unprecedented feat has been achieved and thrilled spectators are viewing the games live in various venues; thereby adding glitz and glamor to the 21st National Sports Festival ongoing in the (South-South) Oil rich region.
Amazingly, team Delta (six times consecutive) champions, began their 2022 quest in a trending manner, having amass totally of 303 medals with 159 gold, 88 silver, 56 bronze as neighboring Bayelsa follow suit with 44 gold, 27 silver, 44 bronze while Edo recorded 32 gold, 45 silver, 68 bronze.
Shockingly, team Zamfara is yet to win medal as they seat below the table log with Gombe and Adamawa; but one can't possibly give up on them so long the events are still on.
Interestingly, scouts, pundits, fans have visited the games from US, Africa countries, Europe, Asia and far abroad just to witness the live coverage actions and foster talents.
Without iota of doubt, His excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, the executive Governor of the State and (MOC, Delta Sports Commission chairman), Chief Tonobok Okowa adminstration has brought a lot of innovations, incentives and enviable height to Sports in recent times.
However, the 39 sporting activities includes: Cycling, Badminton, Football, Demba, Tennis, Kokowa, Weightlifting, Chess, Karate, Gymnastics, Hockey, Athletics, Volleyball, Scrabble, Golf, Wresting, Swimming, Dart, Canoe N Rowing, Handball, Judo, Ayo, Cricket, Taekwondo among others.
Incredibly, the newly built facilities are not just topnotch, but daily hospitality has convince everyone that Delta is a State to reckon with. Besides, watching, monitoring the events, the Sports Minister: Sunday Dare even journalists, VIPs and fanatics seems satisfy with Okowa's legacy.
In a nutshell, one can ascertain through Sports, the Nation GDP will grow, talents and skills can be discover, National unity can be enhance, cultural integration will be achieve as poverty can be alleviated while lifestyle can change drastically.