Team Bayelsa have recorded three gold, one silver and two bronze medals from swimming on Day one of the 20th National Sports Festival in Edo.
Ifiemi Gagbe opened the floodgates as she won Gold Medal in 100 meters free style in swimming, Golden Ifie made it two while Yellow Yeighya in the men’s 200m freestyle events.
Earlier Doutimi Gagbe settled for bronze medal in 200 meters Butterfly Stroke event.
Team Bayelsa also won two gold medals and a bronze in Judo to cap a memorable opening day of action at the National Sports Festival.
Ese Bassey and Selere Mathias got gold while Udeze Amarachi had bronze medal.
Earlier, Delta State Cyclist, Ese Ukpeseraye, emerged the first Gold Medalist on Day One of the National Sports Festival tagged EDO 2020 after finishing ahead of 12 other competitors in the 80 km Cycling road race.
Ukpeseraye beat two siblings; Comfort and Grace Ayuba from host state Edo to the Silver and Bronze medal positions to further deepen the rivalry between the two rival state.