Team Bayelsa have started the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja on the brightest note possible.

On Friday, Kelly Ebi Caleb gave Bayelsa State the honour of winning the first gold medal at the 2018 National Sports Festival

Kelly took the number one position in the Men 200 cycling event while Delta state’s Azeez Mutiu had to settle for silver medal and Isah Momoh of Kaduna state came third and got the Bronze medal.

Other events are also going on and more medals expected from the different state.

Meanwhile, the Taekwondo events will not commence today (Friday) as scheduled.

Technical Director of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Chika Chukwumerije explained that many states athletes have not been captured in the federation's database.


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