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Ogunkoya Recalls Discovery Days At Ode Remo School

Posted: Jul 9, 2015 at 12:52 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Atlanta’96 Olympic bronze medalist, Falilat Ogunkoya has heaped praises on the management of Misan schools, Ipaja Lagos for providing inter-house sports competition for students and pupils of the school to excel.

The Africa 400m record holder (49.10secs) also recalled her discovery days while at Ode Remo Secondary School, Ogun State during an inter-house sports.

Ogunkoya stated this at the second Inter-house Sports Competition of the School. She described schools sports athletics competition as hunting ground where future champions are discovered.

The double Olympic bronze medalist enjoined the management of the school led by Elder Micheal Eweje to ensure the schools take part in various state and national school sports events. She urged them to provide more sporting equipment and kits which will further raise the profile of the school and standard of sports in the country.

The renowned quarter-miler traced her success to her secondary school days at Ode Remo Secondary School, Ogun State where she was discovered in 1980 during a sport meet at Shagamu Stadium. She urged the students not to give up on their dream but be “Steadfast and be of good moral”.

“In my secondary school days, I was involved in 100, 200, long jump and 400 metres, I never knew I would become what I am today through sports. I was called several names by my classmates but I didn’t allow that to weigh me down because I was determined to pursue my dream passionately,” She recalled.

Green House Abiola Eweje emerged the best Athlete after winning four gold medals in boys long jump final, high jump, 400m and 75 meters sack race.

Olasubomi Oladipupo won the 75m girls final with George Okeke of Green House wining the boys category. The 100metres junior boys and girls final was won by Victor Ezeanah and Mariam Adisa both of Blue House. Ayoola Dada of Yellow House came first in the 50metres boys final, with the girls version won by Green House Inioluwa Adewale . Mary Adewale of Yellow House won the girls 25m while Bernard Adegoke of Green House won the boys category. Kehinde Eweje of Red House emerged the fastest girl in the school after winning the 100m senior girls final while the boys final was won by Happiness Adesanmi also of Red House.

Other gold medalist are Ayodeji Dada of Blue House in the  50m sack race boys Final,Folabomi Aregbesola  filling the Basket 50 meters girls final while Yusuf Al-Hassan of Yellow House clinched the top position in the boys category.

The match past gold medal was won by Red House who had a total of 91 points ahead of Blue House and Green House respectively.