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Team Delta Again Emerges Champion Of 4th National Youth Games 2018



Again, Team Delta dominated 32 other states that participated at the just concluded 4th National Youth Games (NYG) which took place at the University of Ilorin claiming  a total of 67 medals comprising of 27 gold, 24 silver and 16 bronze medals to emerge overall champions for the 4th time having won it since inception.

Lagos State finished second with 60 medals, comprising of 23 gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze medals. Team Bayelsa placed third with 11 gold, seven silver and 16 bronze, making a total of 34 medals. Ogun State also placed  third with 11 gold, seven silver  and 16 bronze medals also with a total of 34 medals.

Akwa Ibom despite claiming 46 medals, comprising nine gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze finished fifth. Sixth position was clinched by Team Abia who garnered seven gold, eight silver and eight bronze medals. Osun placed seventh with seven gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals, while Oyo clinched eight position with six gold, 2 silver and 11 bronze medals.

Ninth position went to host Kwara with 5 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze medals. Rivers State finished 10th with 5 gold, 7 silver and 14 bronze medals, while FCT with 4 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze medals were 11th.

Twelfth position went to Gombe State with 4 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze medals. Team Kaduna placed thirteenth with 4 gold, 4silver and three bronze medals.

Edo State placed 14th with 4 gold, Plateau, 15th with 3 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze medals. Anambra got 3 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze medals, to claim 16th position, 17th position went to Borno with 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals, Kano finished 18th with 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals, while Bauchi  were 19th with 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. The Confluence State Kogi, finished 20th on the table with 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Food Basket State Benue, were 21st with 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals, Ekiti got 1 gold and 3 bronze to finish 22nd position and Enugu State placed 23rd with  1 gold and 1 bronze.

Sokoto State claimed 1gold medal to finish 24th, Taraba got 2 silver and 1 bronze to finish 25th, while Imo got 1 silver and 2 bronze to finish 26th.

Katsina got 1 silver and 1 bronze to place 27th,  Niger with 3 bronze placed 28th and Adamawa got 1 bronze to place 29th.

Other states, Cross River, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Ondo, Yobe and Zamfara all failed to get any medals, to place 30th

In an address at the closing ceremony, Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, represented by   Professor Sylvia Malomo, said he was glad that they were happy about the successes recorded.

He said that the institution would always improve on its facilities in subsequent edition.

The VC wished all participants a safe journey back to their respective destinations.

Also declaring the 4th edition of the youth games closed, the permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports development who stood in for the Honourable Minister, Olusade Adesola commended all the states that participated in the games.

He assured that subsequent edition of the games will be improved upon to make it better.

He congratulated all the winners and urged those who couldn’t win to redouble their efforts in subsequent editions, while wishing all the contingents journey mercies to their respective states.

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