Head Coach Ondo Wrestling Association, Purity Akuh has lauded the mentality of his wrestlers after their feat at the recently concluded National Sports Festival in Abuja.
Ondo state won 7 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze in the wrestling event at the fesitval.
He expressed satisfaction with the body language of the wrestlers adding that the youth athletes performed beyond expectation at the festival.
Purity said, “To my wrestlers I salute your courage, commitment and determination in promoting Ondo state. The wrestlers have shown determination and zeal with their performances. The younger wrestlers like Sunmisola Balogun, Esther Kolawole and Fisayo Kolawole surprised me by winning gold medals. They defeated former champions at the just concluded National Sports Festival”.
“My special thanks goes to the Almighty God for the successful outing at the National sports festival tagged Abuja 2018. I also want to thank the commissioner of sports Ondo state, management and staff of the sports council; my family and our fans for their support and encouragement in ensuring that we had a good outing”.
In the same vein, the Ondo State Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, says the state government would treat the athletes that participated at the just-concluded National Sports Festival (NSF) as good ambassadors of the state.
Yusuf-Ogunleye said he was happy with the performance of athletes and officials at the competition.
He said the achievement recorded by Ondo State at the event was made possible by God and prayers from the good people of the state.