NYG 2018: Team Lagos Sweeps Gold Medals in Gymnastics, Weightlifting


Team Lagos have a haul of medals in Gymnastics and Weightlifting events at the ongoing National Youth Games, taking place at the University of Ilorin in Ilorin, Kwara State.

A sensational young gymnast from Lagos Abimbola Disu wascynosure of all eyes as she won three gold and silver medals on Tuesday in the Gymnastics events of the 4th National Youth Games, while Zainab Quadri won three gold in 48kg of the Weightlifting event

In the Girls Apparatus Final (Vault), Abimbola, 14, a student of BrendedCollege, Ebute-metta, won gold medal with 10.30 points. She went ahead to win another gold medal in Floor Girls event with 12.65 points, and also a gold medal as best all-around girl with 40.35 points.

In the Team Event for Girls, Team Lagos won a gold medal with 96.20 points leaving Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and Plateau State with one silver and a bronze medal at 82.65 and 75.60 points respectively.

In the Team Event for Boys, Team Lagos claimed silver medal with 43.80 points, while Team Plateau won the gold medal of that event, Team Oyo settled for bronze medal with 41.70 points.

Overall Team Lagos won four gold medals, two silver and one bronze medals. Team Edo was second with four gold, while Team Plateau placed third with one gold, three silver and one bronze medals.

Meanwhile, Zainab Disu was outstanding in jack, clean and jack events of 48kg category of the weightlifting event of the NYG 2018 on Wednesday.