19 Oyo State Gymnasts Win Medals At First SW Tournament 


Oyo State gymnastics team have won nineteen (19) medals at the first South West Gymnastics Championship held at the National Stadium, Surelere.

The Honourable Chairman of Oyo State Sports Council, Gbenga Adewusi speaking today at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba Ibadan, disclosed that the Oyo Gymnastic team secured third position at the 5days tournament.

The gymnastics tournament which had Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Lagos and Osun States participation, saw Team Oyo jumping away with twelve (12) medals won by four teams and seven (7) medals in the individual events players, during the Championship which involved four major events, namely; Vaulting and Horse, Floor exercise, Balance beam and Pommel Horse.


According to the Chairman Team Oyo participated in two categories, the intermediate (boys and girls) and Junior (boys and girls).

The Most Valueable Player during the tournament was Benjamin Urie, who won Gold and Silver at the tournament. This feat has earned the athlete invitation to the summer camp, slated for June 2023 for the international competitions.