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Delta State wins fifth record National Youth Games

Post created on September 18, 2019

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Delta State has won the 2019 edition of the National Youth Games (NYG) for a record five times.

The game ended in Ilorin on Monday, with Delta State picking up a total 104 medals to win the games for the record fifth time.

A total number of 3,893 athletes from 33 states and the Federal Capital Territory competed in 34 sporting events at the game.

Team Delta clinched 41 gold, 32 silver, and 31 bronze medals to run away with the title once more since its inception in 2013.

Team Lagos finished in 2nd place with 72 medals, of 22 gold, 36 silver, and 14 bronze medals, while Bayelsa finished third with a total of 45 medals – 17 gold, 6 silver, and 22 bronze medals.

Akwa Ibom placed fourth on the table with 41 medals comprising 16 gold, 12 silver, and 13 bronze medals.

Edo claimed 5th with 30 medals of 13 gold, 7 silver, and 10 bronze medals.

Yobe State was named the best-behaved state while Akwa Ibom won the best-kitted team.

New 238 athletes were discovered to be nurtured by the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports.

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