Team Delta State has emerged winners of the 2023 National Youth Games (NYG) held in Asaba with a total of 116 medals.
Team Delta bagged 51 gold; 34 silver and 31 bronze medals to win their 6th consecutive NYG win. Lagos State came second with a total of 61 medals comprising 21 gold; 19 silver and 21 bronze while Edo State came third with 21 gold; 15 silver; 17 bronze medals.
Governor Sheriff Oborevwori who spoke at the closing ceremony of the games held at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, congratulated team Delta and other participating teams for their efforts.
Represented by Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kingsley Emu, the Governor thanked the organisers for their hardwork leading to the success of the games.
“After seven days of intense sports competition, rivalries, and pomp and pageantry, the curtain draws on the 7th National Youth Games today. New champions have emerged, new talents discovered, and new heights have been attained by the participants and organisers.
“I congratulate the winners and all the participants. In the last one week, we watched with admiration as you dazzled us with your talents and abilities, the will to win, and the spirit of excellence.
“Every one of you did your best to win and I commend your drive and determination to succeed. But as it is the case in sports, not everybody will climb the medals table.
“Those of you who did not win a medal can hold your head high that you competed with the heart of a champion and showed us a great deal of promise. Thank you for the exciting moments you gave us. We are proud of you.
“As you all return to your various states, I trust that you will apply the lessons you have learned from this competition into your daily lives.