Team Ekiti on Monday has won it’s first silver medal at the ongoing National Sports festival in Edo state.
The silver medal was won by visually impaired runner, Segun Rotawo who came second in 200 metres T11 race.
The runner had on Friday won a bronze in another athletic event for people with disability.
In boxing, Ekiti female boxer, Tobi Alade is in the final of the 60kg women’s boxing event after defeating her counterpart from Lagos and Ekiti is guaranteed of a silver or gold in the event that will be rounded off tomorrow
Samuel Tosin had earlier won a bronze for Ekiti state in boxing while the state also had a bronze in Taekwondo.
In gymnastics, Similoluwa Akingbasote won a bronze on Sunday while Ekiti still contest for more medals in gymnastics, athletics, boxing and chess today
The state is having two gold from golf and Para-athletics courtesy of Tunde Adewole and Adams Yussuf.
In athletics, Oribamise Olajumoke a.k.a Iya Ola will later today contest for gold in the 1,500m women race at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin city.
There will also be 4x100m mixed relay semi final, 4×4 women semi final, 200m men and women semi final and final all coming up today.
In Ayo olopon, Ekiti state representatives could not make it beyond the quarter final stage while
In the meantime, the Commissioner for Finance in Ekiti state, Mr Akin Oyebode has promised to reward Adams Yussuf who won gold for Ekiti state in the game of golf while also assuring other outstanding athletes who do the state proud at the National Sports festival of handsome reward.
The sports fiesta which began on April 2 will end on Wednesday this week as the host state , Edo is trailing Delta state on the medals table while Bayelsa and Lagos state are also among the top four states and Ekiti state ranks among top 20 states of the Federation.
The athletes who frowned at the token of #30,000 paid to each athlete representing Ekiti state said athletes from some other states are paid 200k and some are paid 300k as festival allowances.
The athletes who are still awaiting payment of their allowances said athletes are more motivated to die for their states when they are well renumerated .