Her Excellency Bamidele Abiodun, the First Lady of Ogun State, has flagged off this year’s Olympic Day Run, an event used to promote the practice of a mass sport.
The event which was organized under the auspices of the Nigeria Olympic Committee had 200 runners.
It also had the attendance of dignitaries which includes the first Nigerian to win an individual Olympic medal, Chief Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo.
She also holds the Nigerian nay African record (49.10 seconds) in the 400m in attendance and ran in four consecutive IAAF World Championships 400m finals between 1995 and 2001
The runners participated in 3, 6 and 10km races with the first lady.
Mrs. Abiodun was excited about the motive for the event and revealed that she was a sprinter while still in primary and secondary school.
“I competed in the 100, 200m and 400m and feels delighted to be here to see kids showing off their passion for sports,” said the very likable Mrs. Abiodun.
Also speaking, Chief Ogunkoya-Omotayo added that the state is lucky to have Mrs. Abiodun who displayed an infectious passion for sports as First Lady.
The chief who remains the only Nigerian athlete to win two Olympic medals in a single edition of the Games assured that youths in the state are now in safe hands as far as sportsis concerned.