The recently concluded National Youth Games in Asaba witnessed an impressive performance by Niger State, securing a total of seven medals.
Their remarkable achievements included a Gold in Hockey, Two Silver medals in Hand Ball and Tennis, and Two Bronze medals in Tennis, Basketball, and Shot Put, respectively. This impressive showing secured them the 23rd position out of 36 participating states.
Delta State, the host, emerged as the overall winner of the Asaba 2023 National Youth Games, amassing an astounding total of 116 medals, with 51 Gold, 34 Silver, and 31 Bronze medals. Lagos State closely followed in second place with 21 Gold, 19 Silver, and 21 Bronze medals.
Edo State took the third spot with 21 Gold, 15 Silver, and 17 Bronze medals. Bayelsa State claimed the fourth position with 20 Gold, 7 Silver, and 16 Bronze medals, while Kwara State secured the fifth position with 13 Gold, 14 Silver, and 9 Bronze medals.
Ogun State secured the sixth position with 11 Gold, 12 Silver, and 9 Bronze medals, closely followed by FCT Abuja in seventh place with 11 Gold, 10 Silver, and 16 Bronze medals.
Anambra State clinched the eighth position with 7 Gold, 6 Silver, and 9 Bronze medals, while Rivers State took the ninth position with 6 Gold, 16 Silver, and 13 Bronze medals.
Plateau State rounded up the top ten with 5 Gold, 4 Silver, and 6 Bronze medals.
At the other end of the spectrum, Enugu secured the 33rd position with one Silver medal, Kebbi State landed in the 34th position with 2 Bronze medals, Taraba State followed in the 35th position with 2 Bronze medals, and Benue State, known as the Food Basket of the Nation, did not secure any medals, landing in the 36th position.
Delta State’s remarkable victory in Asaba marked their sixth win out of the seven editions of the National Youth Games. Rivers State was the inaugural champion of the Youth Games in 2013, hosted by the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja.