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National Sports Festival: Lagos Loses Cycling Gold

14 December 2018 News Sport


Team Lagos has lost the gold medal it won in the cycling event of the 19th National Sports Festival holding in Abuja.

According to the race director of the event, Bashir Mohammed, the Local Organising Committee found out that the Lagos cycling officials failed to register their cyclist, Obafemi Smith for the 1000m Individual Pursuit for men.

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Smith had beaten his Bayelsa and Rivers states opponents to the gold but with his disqualification, Bayelsa was upgraded to the gold while Rivers which was third was given the silver and Plateau was upgraded from fourth to bronze.


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