Team Edo has continued its impressive outing in the ongoing National Youth Games (NYG) in Asaba, Delta State capital, as the battle for supremacy gets fierce following another gold and bronze medals won in the female category of cycling point race on Thursday morning.
Godwin Osaretin of Edo who has smashed the record of individual time trials in both male and female categories won the gold medal ahead of her Kwara contestant, Atanda Damola Hikmat, and her fellow Edolite, Ogbe Divine, who won Silver and bronze medals respectively.
In the Tennis singles female category, a 12 year-old German-born Edo Athlete, Lorelay Hoizendorff Senglide, overcame her much older counterpart from Ekiti, Goodness Aina, in 6:3, 6:2 best of three sets to win the gold medal.
Little 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 Williams) in Tennis.
The Edo team had on Wednesday won four gold, five silver and a bronze medals as its quest for the top finish intensifies after day five of the youth games
Delta and Lagos states are currently leading the medal table with more games to be decided on Thursday and Friday morning.
A breakdown of the total medals won by Team Edo indicates that the team won two gold each in Chess and Teakwood events, five silver medals in Chess and Teakwood events.
The state also captured one bronze in Teakwood events to cap an impressive outing on Wednesday.
In the Darts Mixed Double event, Team Edo won the silver medal.
For 400m deaf athletics, Edo boys and girls qualified for the semi finals after outshining oppositions from other states.
It would be recalled that 15 years old Godwin Osaretin, a JSS II student of Faithland group of School in Benin won two gold and one bronze medals in cycling events for Edo while her compatriot, Ogbe Devine won one gold and one bronze in cycling also.
Divine and Osaretin of Edo State with their gold and silver medals won in cycling events.
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