Team Edo has continued its impressive outing in the ongoing National Youth Games in Asaba, Delta State, as the battle for supremacy gets fierce following another gold and bronze medals win in the female category of cycling point race on Thursday morning.
Edo State’s Godwin Osaretin, who has smashed the record of individuals time trial in both male and female categories, won the gold medal ahead of Kwara State’s Atanda Damola Hikmat and another Edolite, Ogbe Divine, who won silver and bronze medals, respectively.
In tennis singles female category, a 12-year-old German-born Edo athlete, Lorelay Hoizendorff Senglide, defeated her much older counterpart from Ekiti, Goodness Aina, in 6:3, 6:2 best of three set to win the gold medal.
Senglide, who is billed to represent Nigeria in the forthcoming African Championship in Morocco, promised to surpass the feats of the Williams sisters (Serena and Venus) in tennis.
The Edo team had on Wednesday won four gold, five silver and a bronze medal as its quest for the top finish intensified after day five of the youth games.
As at Thursday morning, Delta and Lagos States were leading the medal table with more games to be decided between Thursday and Friday morning.
A breakdown of the total medals won by Team Edo indicates that the team won two each in gold in chess and taekwondo event, five silver medals in chess and taekwondo events, and a bronze in taekwondo event to cap an impressive outing on Wednesday.
In Darts Mixed Double event, Team Edo won the silver medal.
In 400m deaf athletics, Edo boys and girls qualified for the semi-finals othe events after outshining oppositions from other states.
It would be recalled that 15-year-old Godwin Osaretin, a JSS II student of Faithland Group of Schools in Benin, won two gold and one bronze medal in cycling events for Edo while her compatriot, Ogbe Divine, won one gold and one bronze in cycling also.