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Published On: Mon, May 26th, 2014

AYC: Team Nigeria clinch 9 gold, 2 bronze medals on Day 6

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Team Nigeria continued from where it stopped on Sunday afternoon as the country won four more gold medals and another bronze medal to make seven (9) gold and two (2) bronze as at the time of filing this report.

Nigeria benefitted from international rules which tripled the two gold medals won in the weightlifting event on Sunday and make it six and added with the other three won in Judo, Badminton and Table Tennis has increased the gold medal haul to nine (9) instead of five (5).

A top official of the National Sports Commission clarified, “yes we supposed to have won two gold in weightlifting according International weightlifting body, but in the African Youth Games the gold medal is counted three so the two gold Nigeria won in the weightlifting boys and girls category counted six in Nigeria’s favour.

So the total gold medal won is nine (9). Three other gold medals were won in Judo where Esther Etim made Nigeria proud.

Others include the one won by Team Badminton and Table Tennis gold won by Oginni Olasunkanmi”, the Director General of the National Sports Commission, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye disclosed.

Team Nigeria also won another gold medal in Cycling Team Time Trial Girls.

Nigeria had won three gold medals on Sunday which included the two from weightlifting which have been increased to six and table tennis girls’ event.

The young athletes have been fired up by the presence of the Honourable Minister of Sports, Dr Tammy Danagogo and the Director General of the National Sports Commission, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye who have been encouraging the athletes to put up their best in their respective sports in the ongoing Gaborone 2014 African Youth Games.


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