NATIONAL PARA GAMES: PLATEAU STATE BATTLE FOR ADDITIONAL MEDALS IN GOLD AND BRONZE AS EVENT ENTERS FINAL DAY:

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As the events of the National Para Games climaxed, states are busy scrambling for the remaining medals left for grabs.

Plateau has so far won 5gold, 6silver and 16bronze in six of the nine sports paraded by the state.

The latest results indicates that two additional gold medals were carted by Munkwoba Talla in the badminton singles and Juliana Markus in the athletics discus event.

Other results shows that four more silver medals were colonized by Munkwoba Talla and Andrew Micheal in the double event in badminton, while Nendirmwa Monday grab silver also in badminton single event. The remaining two silver were won by Emmanuel Ugwu, 65kg Powerlifting and Juliana Markus in the athletics shot put event.

The ten bronze medals won in the last two days were accredited to the following athletes;
Anna Nyam, badminton singles; Punshak Istifanus, Powerlifring 49kg class; Abdulrazaq Awoniyi, Teakwondo Poomse event; Joyce Markus, Powerlfring 55kg class; Rose Dung, Powerlifting 65kg class; and Deme Gyang, Swimming backstroke 50m.

Other beneficiaries of the bronze medals are; Ayuba Kadiya, athletics shot put; Naomi Charles athletics shot put and
Ayuba Puja, won two bronze in athletics shot put and dicus;

It was a tough day for Para soccer as they had to fight with their life, playing two matches, winning Nassarawa 3-2 and defeating Yobe 3-1 in the quater and semi finals respectively, to book a date with Katsina for the finals on friday morning.

Plateau Deaf football lost to Abia 2-1 in semi finals and will have Kano to contend with for the third place match on friday.

In powerlifting, Emmanuel Nuhu and Cynthia Mathias will slug it out in the heavy weight categories, also on friday, to find a place on the medals table.

So far all the sports assembled by Plateau state have won at least a medal with the exception of Deaf football and Para soccer who look set to join the fray as they file out tomorrow against their opponents, even though Para soccer is guaranteed at least a silver.

Proceedings of the National Para Games will come to a close on friday with a closing ceremony later in the day.

Alfred Gonyok
PRO
Plateau Sports Council
14/4/2022

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