Winners have emerged in the second edition of the three-day National Media Shooting Workshop and Competition held at the Nigerian National Shooting Range, Package B, National Stadium Complex, Abuja.
Georgina Adegbie, a sport reporter with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) won gold medal in the female category of the Air Pisto. Adegbie came first position with 25 points to win the gold medal of the air pistol competition.
According to Georgina Adegbie:
“My intention was to come and report the competition, but I decided to participate in the sport. I didn’t know that I will end up winning a medal.
Our instructors gave us good training on the weapons, both on Air Pistol and Air Riffle, I decided to go for Pistol because it is lighter to carry than the Rifle.
We were taught the fundamental knowledge of the sport, I enjoyed the training aspect of the competition and I also like the sport.”
Ijeoma Nwante from NTA Abakaliki was placed second to win silver medal with 11 points.
Also, Isabella Ekeoma from Modem communication Limited (MCL) TV Aba, came third to win a bronze medal with 11 points in the women’s category of Air Pistol.
In the women’s category of Air Rifle, Esther Egbe from the National Daily Newspaper Lagos, won gold medal with one point. Egbe was the only medalist in the female air Rifle.
In the Air Rifle men’s category, Wole Opatola from Core TV News Edo, came first position to win gold medal with 31 points.
John Alibi a Guardian Newspaper reporter in Kogi came second position with seven points to win silver medal while Solomon Bassey from Xklusive Akwa Ibom came third with three points.
In the men’s category of Air Pistol, Ahmed Kagana from Yobe Radio Corporation, took first position with 39 points to win the gold medal.
Niyi Busari from BSNsports.com.ng in FCT, took second position to win silver medal while Seun Ajayi of Osun Defender Newspaper emerged third to win a bronze medal.
A special Lifetime Achievement Award of the 2nd National Media Shooting Workshop and Competition was given to late Olajide Fashekun – a former Sports Editor, ThisDay Newspaper. The award was received on his behalf by renowned athlete Chief Mary Onyeale.