ASABA 2023: Delta State Show Dominance, Wins Sixth National Youth Games

Delta State has won the 2023 edition of the National Youth Games.

Tagged “Asaba 2023”, Team Delta bagged 51 gold, 34 silver and 31 bronze medals (total of 116 medals ) to win their sixth consecutive games trophy.

After 10 days of intense competitions, hosts, Delta State, underline its dominance of the games since 2013 when Abuja hosted the first edition which was won by Cross River State.

Lagos State came second securing a total of 61 medals (21 gold, 19 silver and 21 bronze) while Edo State came third with 21 gold, 15 silver, 17 bronze medals.

Congratulating the state contingents as well as thanking other states team for their worthy participation, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori who spoke at the closing ceremony of the games, held at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, also thanked the organisers for their hard work.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, represented by Acting Director of Grassroots Sports Development, Mr Patrick Okeke, commended the Delta State Government for being a worthy partner in sports development.

He added that, games the event has continued to meet the expectations, stating that participating Athletes had gone ahead to win laurels for the country over the years as well as grow the state’s economy with the creation of direct and indirect jobs in the sports value chain.

The ministry of sports and youth development had awarded the hosting of the 7th national youth games to Delta state.

The seventh edition of the youth games was initially slated to take place from September 7-10, but began on the 20th and finished On Saturday, September 30th.

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