Imo state preparations for next month’s National Sports Festival in Edo state, received a set back with the death of a wrestling medal hopeful, Bartholomew Nwachukwu.
The athlete slumped and died at the Dan Anyiam stadium while training for the festival billed for March 21 to April 1 in Edo state.
All efforts to revive Nwachukwu proved abortive as he was confirmed dead when he was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Owerri.
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His demise has sent jitters down the spines of all athletes in the camp preparing for the Sports Festival.
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