Bashir, Chidinma retain title as Adekuoroye wins Gold at the Youth Games

Bashir, Chidinma retain title as Adekuoroye wins Gold at the Youth Games

Bashir Abdulazeez (male) and Chidinma Nwankwo (female) won their second consecutive gold medals in the Karate and Taekwondo event respectively at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Bashir of Kwara narrowly emerged winner of the – 55kg male category by Sensu after both athletes were leveled at 5-5 in the Karate event.

Meanwhile, Peter Emmanuel (Anambra) beat Plateau Kelvin Kin for the gold in the Karate male – 60kg event.

In the Taekwondo – 46kg female category, Chidinma Nwankwo humbled Delta’s Blessing Peter by 28-16 points giving Ebonyi her first Gold medal. Ibrahim Aliyu (Kebbi) was on rampage beating Adamu Ismail (Plateau) by 39-10 in the male – 48kg event.

In wrestling, World Silver medalist younger sister, Mercy Adekuoroye and Esther Kolawole won gold for Ondo State in the 48kg and 53kg female event.



Female 48kg

Gold- Adekuoroye Mercy (Ondo)
Silver- Precious Ayuba (Nasarawa)
Bronze- Prince Preye (Bayelsa)
Bronze- Agatha Peter (Plateau)

Female 53kg

Gold- Kolawole Esther (Ondo)
Silver- Daniel Great (Ebonyi)
Bronze- Joseph Ozioma (Delta)
Bronze- Magret Musa (Kaduna)


Male – 55kg

Gold- Bashir Abdulazeez (Kwara)
Silver- Omotayo Agbolade (Delta)
Bronze- Ikobong Uko (Akwa Ibom)
Bronze- Abdulraman Mohammed (Bauchi)

Male – 60kg

Gold- Peter Emmanuel (Anambra)
Silver- Kelvin Kin (Plateau)
Bronze: Komolafe Moses (FCT)
Bronze: Usman Hussiani (Nasarawa)


Male – 48kg

Gold- Ibrahim Aliyu (Kebbi)
Silver-plated Adamu Ismail (Plateau)
Bronze- Okolie Chinedu (Delta)
Bronze- Nelson Ifeoluwa (Osun)

Female – 46kg

Gold- Chidinma Nwankwo (Ebonyi)
Silver- Blessing Peter (Delta)
Bronze- Amina Mahamud (Plateau)
Bronze- Saadat Mustapha (Ogun)

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