By Uche Dozie
As the games continue, team Delta are not leaving any stone unturn as they continue to impress. Despite strong chase from teams like Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, the team still leads with 29 Gold medals and followed by Lagos with 17 Gold Medals.
Delta has 29 gold, 20 silver and 22 bronze as against Lagos’ 17 gold, 27 silver and 7 bronze medal.
Akwa Ibom comes in third with 10 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze medal while Baylesa has 10 gold, 4 silver and 17 bronze medal.
Sokoto state defeated Niger state 24-18 to win gold medal in the boy’s U15 handball event at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin.
Kwara state beat Lagos state 28-19 to win Gold in the girl’s U15 handball event at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin
Kaduna state beat Lagos state 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-12) to win gold medal in the boy’s U15 volleyball event at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin
Gabriel Shehu from Team Anambra throws 13.40m (unofficial) in the Boys’ Shot Put to win the event. He was the first gold winner today at the field event.
Goodness Iredia of Team Delta clears 1.7 meters to win gold in the boys high jump event.
In the Boys’ 100m final, Team Oyo had a 1-2 finish with Promise Egbe clinching the GOLD medal in 11.22s ahead of his teammate Daniel Agboola (bib number 820) who was 2nd in 11.47s. Team Bayelsa’s Tamunotoye Abagwo finished 3rd in 11.49s.
Team Bayelsa’s Godbless Tima won the Girls 100m title, winning GOLD with a time of 12.17s (+1.5), beating Team Delta’s Taiye Ayenuro who was 2nd in 12.22s and Tiana Solomon also of team Delta finishing 3rd in 12.32s.
In Boys’ 400m, Team Bayelsa’s Tamunotoye Abagwo was the fastest overall, winning heat 3 clocking 52.33s. Team Delta’s Chukwuike Iloba was 2nd fastest overall, winning heat 1 in 52.34s and Team Abia’s Joshua Caleb 3rd fastest overall winning heat 3 in 52.50s.
Team Akwa Ibom’s Nse Imaobong Uko was the fastest overall in the Girls’ 400m heats, comfortably winning heat 4 with a time of 54.82s to go through to the semis tomorrow.
Maria Umoibang competed in the Girls’ 100m, progressing through the rounds after winning her heat. Umoibang went on to finish 3rd in the semis and qualified for the 100m final
Delta, Oyo and Ondo edged it over others as Canoe, Rowing, Sailing roundup event in the fifth national open.
In conclusion of the Nigeria Rowing, Canoe and Sailing event which was held between 11th-14th September at the ongoing National Youth Games in Kwara; Delta, Oyo and Ondo has finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd respectively.
However, among the events featured are C1, K1, Para both in the Male and Female category and the event took place at the Lakeside at Uni-ilorin.
The 18 medals tournament which was dominated by athletes like: Oluku Emmanuel, Oluwaseun Agun, Olowoniyi Adeniji, Ayomide Ehimore, Kehinde Aaron was indeed a successful one.
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