Southwest Gymnastics Championship: Won by Lagos
Lagos State has emerged Champions at the just concluded Southwest Gymnastics Championship.
With five out of the states that make up the Southwest region in attendance at the event sponsored by the Numero Group and Dozen price Supermarket, Lagos grabbed 7 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals to emerge tops ahead of Ondo State that finished second with 6 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze.
Oyo State won 2 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals to finish third.
Besides the individual medals presented to the outstanding Gymnasts, the top three states were also rewarded with trophies while it was indeed Naira rain for the participating athletes following the cash reward given to the Gymnasts courtesy Dr. (Mrs) Omowunmi Olalere, the chairperson of the Southwest Gymnastics Association.
However, having broken the jinx by organising the first Gymnastics Championship in the region, Dr. Omowunmi Olalere, used the opportunity provided at closing ceremony of the well-attended Championship to cut her birthday cake to the admiration of the athletes. Her birthday coincided with event.
Dr. Omowunmi promised to sustain gymnastics development at the grassroots in the Southwest.
Meanwhile, the Southwest Co-ordinator of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYS), Emma Okere, has applauded Dr. Omowunmi Olalere for sponsoring the three-day Championship held between April 25 and 27, 2023 at the indoor sports hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.