Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Team Nigeria has recorded five gold medals at the ongoing African Youth Games (AYG) in Gaborone, Botswana.

The latest gold medals came in courtesy of Esther Etim in the Girls 52kg category Judo event and Ogini Olasunkanmi in the Boys Singles Quarter-finals Table Tennis event.

Starting on a very good footing to prove that they were in the competition to reiterate that the Nigeria is indeed the giant of Africa, the team defeated the host country 2-0 in the opening football match on Friday.

The team continued in this gallant stride when the it recorded another gold medal from Chika Joy Amalaha in the girls’ 58kg Weightlifting event who set a new African record in the competition when she lifted 87kg in the snatch and 102kg in the clean and jack.

Emmanuel Ineno Appiah soon followed suit and won a gold medal equally in the weightlifting event in the 56kg boys’ category.

Team Nigeria improved on the medal haul in the team badminton event.

Aside from the two gold medals recorded Sunday, the result also shown that Nigeria equally won two bronze medals in the Team Time Trial Girls Cycling event and girls Singles Quarter-finals Table Tennis event.

Medal Table so far indicate that Nigeria now has a total of seven (7) medals…five gold and two bronze medals.
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