ANAMBRA State Government has received and recognised deserving athletes who made the state proud at the recently concluded National Sports Festival, Edo 2020.
Governor Willie Obiano received the athletes at his Aguleri Country home in Anambra East Council Area.
The athletes, who won a total of 37 medals, were presented by the state chairman of Sports Development Commission, Mr. Tony Oli.
The Anambra team won six gold, nine silver and 22 bronze medals.
Highpoint of the event was presentation of the 10-year-old Stephanie Onuzurike, who won one gold, two silver medals and one bronze who is currently one of the best gymnast in Nigeria.
While gold medalists were presented with cheques of N1million each, silver medalists received N500,000, as bronze medalists went home with N250,000 each.
Anambra State Government also specially recognised coaches, while the overall best coach went home with N1million .