Dickson Rewards Team Nigeria Wrestlers with N13.9m

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Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson on Tuesday rewarded wrestlers that represented Nigeria at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, for their creditable performance.

He gave them the sum of N13.9 million to the athletes and the technical crew during a reception at the Government House, Yenagoa.

It was revealed that each of the gold medalists got the sum of N1.5 million, silver medalist got N1 million and bronze medalist N700, 000, while wrestlers with no medal also got N500, 000, while the coaching crew got N1 million respectively.

The President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali celebrated Governor Dickson for his persistent support for wrestling in Nigeria.

Igali added that Dickson’s keen interest in the sport was based on the fact that he was a former wrestler, and his father was equally adept in the sport.

He added that “the Bayelsa State governor has been supportive of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation,” “His role in the battle to have wrestling back in the 2020 Olympic Games can’t, but be appreciated.

The wrestling team won a total of eight medals which comprised three gold, two silver and three bronze in total at the end of the game.

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