… as Bayelsa records 139 medals so far
Bayelsa-born sprinter and young sensation,
Being the highest-ranked athlete in Asaba, Timma Godbless lived up to fans’ expectations winning the National Sports Festival 100m title.
The Bayelsa State athlete was unbeaten in all the rounds and topped it with a brilliant performance in the final, outclassing the rest on the track in a time of 11.32s.
In second and third place was Delta’s duo of Faith Okpo and Praise Ofoku, clocking 11.50s and 11.57s respectively.
Godbless was a Bronze medallist at the 20th edition in Edo State and has now secured the main prize winning her first senior National title in grand style, running her fastest times on Nigerian soil from the heat stages to the final.
The 18-year-old will now have her eyes set on acheiveing a sprints double by competing in the 200m and perhaps medal in the relays with her state.
In no distant time, Timma will be going on a college scholarship at Louisiana State University in the US.
In the meantime, Bayelsa State contingent to the ongoing National Sports Festival are doing very well in different sports.
Already, Bayelsa have amassed a total of 139 medals comprising 58 gold, 36 silver and 45 bronze as of the time of putting this report together and are currently on the heels of hosts, Delta.