Edo 2020: Delta Retains Top Spot With 158 Gold Medals 

The curtain was drawn on the 20th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 on Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 with defending champions, Team Delta retaining the top spot on the medals table with 158 gold medals.
The event ended in a grandstyle with a colourful closing ceremony that had live  musical performances spiced with the relays finals that held the scanty spectators at  the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin spellbound.
Host Edo State trailed in second  position with 129 Gold with Bayelsa state emerging  third  best with 56 Gold.
One of the  high points of the Festival was the  feat of 10 year old Stephanie Onusiriuka of Team Anambra who won 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medals in Gymnastics as well as the outstanding 15 medal haul of Gagbe Ifiaezibe of Team Bayelsa. Top female athletes, Grace Nwokocha also qualified  for the Olympics 200m after winning the 100m in grand style.

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