Bayelsa’s Ifiezegbe Gagbe has emerged the highest medal winner at the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival in Edo State, winning eight Gold, two Silver and five Bronze medals, total 15 medals in the swimming events.
Gagbe who participated at the National Sports Festival in Abuja 2018, broke six records in the swimming event at the Edo 2020. In 2018 the Bayelsa athlete had won no few than 10 silver medals.
Her new records was set in the 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 400m individual medley, 1500m Freestyle. Ifiezegbe returned a time of 1:01.54 in the 100m Freestyle for women to shatter the festival record of 1:02.66 that was set in 2012.
Ifiezegbe, also triumphed in 400m individual medley with a record time of 5: 46.95 to erase the 2006 record by returning 5: 47.95 and 1500m Freestyle women in a record 21.04.92 to beat 2018 record of 21.o5.10 in the aquatic event.
Meanwhile, defending champion Delta State is expected to officially emerge champions having won more medals at the Edo 2020, National Sports Festival.