Ifiezibe Gagbe of Bayelsa State won gold number six in the women’s 800m freestyle yesterday.
A chorus of “N6M, N6M” erupted from the cheering Bayelsa State delegation at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium’s poolside. This is in anticipation of the Bayelsa State government rewarding every gold medalist with a N1 million cash prize. The cheering crowd included Bayelsa State Commissioner for Sports, Daniel Igali.
Coach Steve Onyecholam, speaking about Gagbe’s results, which includes a potential seventh goal in today’s relays, said Gagbe was reaping the benefits of his hard work.