The three top finishers at the end of the 2020 Delta State Schools Sports Festival, which ended at the Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Asaba, on Wednesday, showed top-class performance that earned them their positions in the keenly contested competition.
With 17 medals made up of 10 gold, four silver and three bronze medals, College of Commerce, Warri, lifted the gold trophy. Zappa Basic Secondary School, Asaba, and Westend Mixed Secondary School, Asaba, had a total of 15 medals each but Zappa finished 2nd with nine gold, four silver and two bronze medals while Westend had seven gold, four silver and four bronze to settle for the 3rd place trophy.
Ekiugbo Secondary School, Ughelli, St. Peter/Mary Juniorate, Asaba, and Osadenis Mixed Secondary School, Asaba, came 4th, 5th and 6th with three gold and three silver; three gold and one silver medals; three gold and one bronze medals respectively.
In the primary school category, Cavegina Primary School, Warri, garnered five gold, and one bronze medals to lift the trophy in the junior contest.
Ezemese Primary School, Ibusa, came second with two gold and one silver medals; while the 3rd position went to Omenta Primary School, Orerokpe, with two gold medals.
Meanwhile, four siblings from Zappa Basic Secondary School, Asaba, dominated the Chess event during the festival.
Adaeze, Divine, Jeffrey and Victor Odigili picked one gold each in male and female categories of the event.
Two other sibling from the same school, Precious Chukwu and Chinedu Chukwu, won three gold medals each in Badminton.
Delta Commissioner for Basic and Secondary School Education, Partick Ukah, expressed delight over the successes recorded in the competition. “It is indeed a success story and I am particularly glad that the competition was smooth all-through,” Ukah said.