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National Youth Games: Lagos Scoops Seven Medals In Swimming



By Saheed Afolabi

Team Lagos were ruthless in the swimming category of the National Youth Games (NYG) as they scooped home seven medals.

Team Lagos swimmers are expected to win more medals in the Swimming event at the ongoing NYG following superlative performance on the opening day.


Eight finals were decided on day one of competition with the state’s athletes claiming three gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

Oluwademilade Akanbi secured Team Lagos first Gold medal in the 50 meters backstroke for girls with the time of 32:62 seconds and went to claimed her second gold in the 100 meters Butterfly, recording 1 minute, 19 seconds.

The team’s other gold medal was won by Chioma Kanu who recorded 1 minute, 27 seconds in the 100 meters Breaststroke Girls ahead of Ebigide Success of Team Delta and Ebia Obaten Gift from Team Cross Rivers.

The silver medals came from Funmilayo Dimeyin in the 200 meters Individual Medley and Inioluwa Dayo-Dumoye in the 100 meters Breaststroke boys.