After ten days of intense competition, the host state of Delta, Nigeria, has won its sixth consecutive National Youth Games trophy after accumulating 116 medals in total. This includes 51 gold medals, 34 silver medals and 31 bronze.
Lagos State was second with 61 medals in total, followed by Edo State with 21 gold medals, 15 silver medals and 17 bronze. Delta State’s victory marks six consecutive National Youth Games victories since 2013 when Cross River was the first to host the games.
Speaking at the end of the seven days of sports competition, rivalry, and grandeur in Asaba, the Governor of Delta State, Mr Sheriff Oborovwori, expressed his appreciation for the hard work of the organisers and the efforts of the participating teams.
Congrats to the champions alongside those who participated! Over the past week, we have been captivated by your talents and skills, your will to win and your spirit of excellence, and we are proud of all of you.
For those of you who were unable to win a medal, rest assured that you have competed with heart like a champion and have shown us a lot of promise. We thank you for the thrilling moments you have provided us.
As you all head back to your respective states, we hope that you will take the lessons of this competition to heart and apply them to your daily lives.
Senator John Enoh of Delta State, represented by the acting Director of grassroots sports development, Patrick OKEKE, expressed his appreciation for the Delta State Government’s role in sports development.