Joseph Oreva Edafiadhe is feeling high after winning the men’s long jump gold of the 2022 National Sports Festival. Appearing in his fourth NSF the Newman-Carson University student jumped 7.70m to clinch the Delta 2022 gold. And according to him, improving on his performance and to be among the world’s best is now his target. “It feels good winning the gold and I’m overwhelmed, because it been a long time I have been coming to the festival,” said US-based Oreva-Edafiadhe “My first outing was 2011, I did three foul jumps in the finals and no medal, second festival was bronze and third was silver and so it is somewhat personal for me to be elevated to the gold. I feel great that God did.” Coming down here I was full of confidence I’m going to win; this is not underrating my fellow competitors. “He attributed his overall improvement to hard work and being healthy. “It is hard work and more hard work, the only thing that will hold me back is not being healthy. “In Past few months I’ve been doing some decent jumps, it was practically because I was healthy. “
He added that his sights are now set on making an impact in the world of long jump and this include taking down Yusuf Alli’s 30-year-old 8.27m national record “Records are meant to be broken; when the right time comes it is going to be broken. “But for now qualifying for the Worlds and Africa games are my targets.”

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