By Uche Dozie
At the National Youth Games, it was the day 2 in athletics and one name rang all through in today’s event. That name was Promise Egbe.
Promise Egbe emerged winner of the 100 metres race for boys and the gold winner in the long jump for Oyo State.
The lad’s achievement increases the medal haul of Oyo State who has been good in the games.
Canice Abua of Kogi State clinched Gold in the boys’ singles category at the National Youth Games in Ilorin.
Destiny Okhinaye of Lagos, also claimed Gold, in the girls’ singles category.
FCT clinched Gold in the mixed doubles event at the National Youth Games in Ilorin.
Meanwhile, Lagos State and Ekiti State claimed Gold in the girls’ and boys’ doubles categories, respectively.
Track and field
Team Delta’s Godspower Iloba came out of the bend first and then peeled past the rest of the field to clinch the Boys’ 400m title in 50.16s.
Tima Godbless from Team Bayelsa crossed the line in 12.17s to nick the Girls’ 100m title ahead Team Delta’s duo of Taiye Ayenuro and Tiana Solomon who came 2nd & 3rd.
Team Oyo’s Promise Egbe has emerged as one of the standout athletes at the Games.
He was class apart from the rest of the field in the Boys’ 100m final, clocking 11.22s to take the win on Saturday.
He then clinched another GOLD this morning in the Long Jump with a mark of 6.25m.
Daniel Agboola came second in the race with 11.47s while Team Bayelsa’s Tamuno Abagwo settled for third place with 11.49s.
Nse Uko Imaobong jogs over the finish line to retain her 400m title at the National Youth Games.
Oyo state team qualified for the semi finals set to lock horns with Team Delta.
Oyo State athletes got two Silver medals and one bronze
Gold- Victor Okolie (Delta state)
Silver- Ahmed Muhammed (Kano)
Bronze- Anthony Nwankwor (Anambra)
Bronze- Goodness Remember (Edo)
Gold- Ndubisi Ajah (Abia)
Silver- Adams Aliyu (Yobe)
Bronze- Abdulsalam Akinbede (Ogun)
Bronze- Onyebuollse Joel (Delta)
Gold- Aderonke Ibrahim (Lagos)
Silver- Esther Ibrahim (Plateau)
Bronze- Hope Favour (Edo)
Bronze- Jennifer Amadi (Imo)
Gold- Justina Egwu-Agha (Anambra)
Silver- Peace Alex (FCT)
Bronze- Blessing Chukwufunabyi (Delta)
Bronze- Mary Unenente (Akwa Ibom)
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