Delta state wins 6th National Youth Games title

Delta state wins 6th National Youth Games title

Delta state has won the National Youth Games for a record sixth time since inception of the Games in 2013.

Team Delta emerged champions of the 6th edition of the National Youth Games after garnering 60 gold, 27 silver and 29 bronze medals.

Team Lagos finished a distant second after picking 19 gold, 26 six silver and 28 bronze medals while Team Edo placed third after collecting 18 gold 10 silver and 11 bronze medals.

The Chairman of Delta State Sports Commission, Chief Tonobok Okowa said he is working out plans where Nigeria athletes can gain scholarship to school and as well while developing their God given talents.

“I am already working on modalities to support our athletes to secure quality education and to develop their God given human capacity”.

He said the youth games or sports festival is beyond just winning medals rather the primary aim is the discovery and grooming of young talent to international level.

Meanwhile, Minister for Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare described the performance of the athletes as the sign of better things to come in Nigeria sports sector asserting that the future was bright.

He however warned against age cheats saying the Ministry will henceforth institute scientific methods to check such occurrences in the forthcoming Games.

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