Bayelsa State and Ogun State dominated the wrestling event at the ongoing National Youth Games in Asaba as Ungokakpo Andrew and Obasanjo Okikijesu won medals.
In the 36kg Female Bayelsa's Ungokakpo Andrew beat Bibo Clara of Edo in the final to win gold while Kurakeme Iniepome of Imo carted and Victory Esther of Adamawa State bagged bronze medal.
14:00 - 27.09.2023
Chukwumdumebi represented Akwa Ibom at the ongoing National Youth Games in Delta State in the Swimming finals where he narrowly missed a medal.
13:26 - 27.09.2023
The Nigerian Tennis U-14 champion defeated U-16 champions Bright Emmanuel to book a place in the girls' singles final at the ongoing National Youth Games.
Obasanjo Okikijesu upset form book to beat Bayelsa raised Boma Federation who represented Delta to win gold in the 44kg male.
Emmanuel Okike of Bayelsa and Mustapha Adamu of Bauchi won the bronze medal.
Bayelsa Wins 9 Gold battle for Supremacy
Team Bayelsa continued its impressive outing at the ongoing Youth Games, the state have recorded nine gold, four silver and six bronze medals as the push to dethrone Delta and Lagos State who are currently first and second gets intense after day five of the games.
A breakdown of the overall medals earned by team Bayelsa shows that the team won five gold medals in the Chess event, one gold medal in gymnastics, and one bronze medal in Scrabble, while Swimming awarded Bayelsa two silver and one bronze medal.
Darts brought Bayelsa its first gold medal in the boys 501 doubles over host Delta State in a closely contested game, while the girls settled for bronze.
Taekwondo and Para Athletics both earned medals for the squad, with Para Athletics taking silver and Taekwondo taking bronze.
14:38 - 26.09.2023
The South west derby final is scheduled to take place on Friday at the Jay Jay Okocha Stadium in Ogwachi-Uku.
06:47 - 28.09.2023
The NTTF Board member stated that Nigeria has a common problem with the development of coaches
Team Bayelsa's overall result after day five of the National Youth Games was completed with Kokowa's gold medal and Wrestling's gold medal and bronze medal.
Team Bayelsa's performance on Day 5 demonstrates that the state has already surpassed the 2021 total medal count of 16 Gold, 14 Silver, and 16 Bronze, with 18 Gold medals already in the bag as of the time of submitting this report.