Following the conclusion of the Edo 2020 National sports Festival on Wednesday night and the impressive performances of some athletes, focus now shifts to the Tokyo Olympics with home- based Team Nigeria expected to camp in Lagos, and Porth Harcourt to commence earnest build-up.
According to the Minister of Youth and sports Development *Chief Sunday Dare* ” With the successful completion of the *Edo 2020* National Sports Festival, all our attention now shift to the *Tokyo Olympics*.
As the curtain draws to a close here, another opens to 100 days countdown to the *Tokyo 2020 Olympics* where athletes are expected to signify to the world that we are ready and that we mean business.The successes recorded here would propel us to achieving greater success in *Tokyo*.
Preparations will now begin in earnest with the athletes to be camped in *Porth Harcourt* and *Lagos*. We are also monitoring the performances of the foreign based athletes closely.”
The Minister commended the feats of *Ifiaezibe Gagbe* who won 15 medals in Swimming, 10 year old *Stephanie Onusiriuka* who won 3 medals in gymnastics as well as *Grace Nwokocha* who won the 100m and 200m female events which ensured her qualification for the Olympics.