5th NYG: Plateau win in cycling for their first gold medal



Plateau won their first gold medal on Thursday from the cycling event at the ongoing 5th National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that John Emmanuel won in the 10 kilometres individual time trial.

Emmanuel returned a time of 15 minutes 51.28 seconds.

Another athlete from the state, Anita Ayuba also won the silver medal in the female category of the same event and distance.

She recorded a time of 19 mins 0.54 secs to achieve the feat.

Meanwhile, Lagos state has displaced the FCT on the medals table.

According to the table released on Thursday by 12:19 p.m, Lagos have gathered five gold and 10 silver medals to lead the table.

Delta have four gold, two silver and two bronze medals for the second position, while FCT dropped to the third position with four gold, two silver and two bronze medals also.

Edo were occupying the fourth position with four gold, two silver and one bronze medals, with Team Ogun having four gold and one bronze medals in fifth place.

Akwa Ibom were placed sixth with three gold and one bronze medals, while Ondo and Ekiti states have one gold medal each to occupy the seventh and eighth positions respectively.

However, Ondo have four silver and five bronze medals to be better than Ekiti who have two silver medals.

reports that competition at the Games entered Day 6 on Thursday.

(Edited by Nick Nicholas and Olawale Alabi)

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