The Team Lagos Deaf Athletes in the ongoing National Youth Games (NYC), has again boosted the medals won by the Lagos State Under-15 team with a total of 11 out of the 18 medals won by the state in athletics.
The Deaf Team hauled 6 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals to resonance with their senior Team Deaf Sports Athletes that contributed 6 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals at the last National Sports Festival, Edo 2020.
The young athletes, Akiwuwo Deji won 3 gold medals in Deaf Male Athletics 100m, 200m, and 400m while Albdulrasheed Simbiat won 3 gold medals in deaf Female 100m, 200m&400m.
Other medalists are Popoola Kanyisola won 2 silvers medals in deaf female athletics 200m and 400m, Okafor Michael who won 1 silver and 1 bronze medals in deaf male athletics 200m & 400m and Olayiwola Adeola Grace won 1 bronze medals in deaf women athletics
Team Delta has maintained its lead on the medals table at the ongoing sixth edition of the National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State, after garnering 15 gold medals on day three to hit 28 gold medals.
The defending champions claimed a total of seven gold medals in the swimming event on Sunday, and also got gold in Darts and two gold medals in the weightlifting to maintain Its unassailable lead.
Team Lagos, however, won 10 silver and six bronze medals in the swimming events.