Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu Ode has successfully defended the overall best trophy won in 2021 by winning the 2022 edition of Gateway Tertiary Institutions Games (GATIG) concluded on Tuesday.
The games which featured nine tertiary institutions across Ogun State was held at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu with total of twelve different sports events.
At the close of the games, TASUED raked in total of 44 medals that comprised of 21 gold, 15 silver and 8 bronze but was closely followed was Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye with 18 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze equalling 35 medals.
Also, the Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele, Abeokuta picked bronze trophy having gathered 10 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze medals. While Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE) Omu-Ijebu, settled for fourth place with 2 gold, 12 silver and 19 bronze medals.
However, in what can be described as battle of gold, Ogun State College of Health Technology (OSCOHTECH), Ilese with just four medals comprising of 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze was ahead of Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic (AAP), Ijebu Igbo who placed six having garnered total of 25 medals but with 1 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze.
Crescent University, Abeokuta placed seventh with 1 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals while D.S. Adegbenro Polytechnic, Itori finished on the eight spot with 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze just as Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Sapade ended the event with no medal to place ninth.
The highlight of the closing ceremony was the presentation of trophies to the top best three institutions. Engineer Olayiwola Abiodun, Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Youths and Sports presented the overall winner trophy to TASUED.
Similarly, Princess Folakemi Iyabode Rotimi, Director of Sports, Ogun State Sports Council presented runner-up trophy to OOU, while Alhaji Tunji Kalejaiye, Director of Administration and Supplies (DAS) presented third place trophy to FCE as well.
Newsnigeriaonline.com.ng recalls that 12 different sporting events were competed at the fiesta. They were athletics (selected track and field events), soccer, chess, badminton, table tennis, scrabble, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, ayo, judo and basketball.