Bayelsa state has won the first gold medal at the 2018 National Sports Festival holding in Abuja.

Kelly Ebi of Bayelsa State, on Friday, won the first gold medal in men 200 cycling event, beating other contestants to the prize.

Delta state’s Azeez Mutiu rode his way to a silver medal finish while Isah Momoh of Kaduna state came third with bronze medal.

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The 19th National Sports Festival runs from December 6-16, 2018 in Abuja.

7,227 athletes, 710 coaches and 322 other officials are participating at the event.

Athletes will complete for honours in 37 sports during the 10-day tournament.

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