Akeredolu to reward Commonwealth Games medallists from Ondo

Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has promised to reward athletes from the state who won medals at the recent Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Akeredolu, disclosed this on Monday, during a fund raiser and inauguration of the National Athletics Development Centre by the Nigeria Sports Development Fund Inc. (NSDFI), in Akure, the state capital.

“If each state had won two medals at the event, the country should have topped the medals table,” he said.

The coach and athletes to be rewarded are Purity Akuh, a wrestling coach with the State Sports Council and national coach, Aminat Adekuroye and Odunayo Adeniyi, gold medal winners as well as Bose Samuel, a bronze medalist.

The athletes won medals in the wrestling event at the Games.

Earlier, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, said the funds from the programme would go a long way in preparing athletes for the 2020 Olympics.

Dalung, represented by Mr Ademola Are, Director, Federation and Elite Athlete Department of the ministry, said the programme was a practical example that government cannot do it all.

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