After conquering her peers at the National U15 Youth Games held in Ilorin, Imaobong Nse Uko went a step further on Thursday to win the Women’s 400m event at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja

Nse-Uko dug dip to finish ahead of the other experienced athletes all lined up in the Women’s 400m final on Thursday at the National Stadium in Abuja.

Nse came from 4th position to heroically win at the finish line, clocking a huge PB of 52.35s and thus winning gold for Team Akwa Ibom.

In the men’s race, Orupe Erayokan was the winner as the Team Rivers star finished with a time of 46.52 to win gold ahead of Team Akwa Ibom’s Shedrack Akpei who finished in a time of 46.78.

Another youngster, Emmanuel Ojei added to the medals won by Lagos State in athletics after finishing third in the final of the men’s 400m.

The 19th National Sports Festival ongoing in Abuja has been throwing up all sorts of surprises since the opening day much more is expected as the event is now in its business end.


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