On Friday , 15th , the Gymanstics events at the sixth National Youth games taking place at the University of Ilorin ended with glamour and excitements among over forty athletes that participated at the events , even athletes that didn’t win medals were excited to be part of the annual competition .
With thirty-seven medals won by eleven states according to the results shared to journalists , Delta has the highest number of Gold medals while FCT , who won thirteen medals came second with the highest number of silver medals .
Munachi Obiefuna , who led the Federal Capital to top the medal table ahead of Ogun in 2019 was instrumental to their wondrous out few days ago .
Surprisingly , Team Delta , who finished eighth at the fifth edition with two silver medals won a total of ten medals to finish top of the gymnastics events .
11-year-old girl, Avani Goel won three out of the five gold medals for team delta , she won the medals in aerobics, vault and power tumbling categories .
Lagos , who dominated the gymnastics events in the two previous editions won four medals , a far cry from the medals won when Abimbola Disu represented the state .
Team Lagos presented sixth athletes but could only get four medals in an event that is synonym ynomnous to the state .
From second position in 2019 with four gold and one bronze medal ahead of Lagos , Ogun has affirmed their position in gymnastics with the youth games wining two gold , two silver and one bronze medal to finish in the third position .
Among gymnasts that won medals , three names stood out , two have already participated at the National Sports Festival in Edo .
In her second appearance at the Youth Games , Avani Goel , tutored by coach Micheal Ocheke won a silver and bronze medal for Bauchi state in 2019 , two years after at her debut at the National Sports Festival , Avani won a Gold and a Silver at the 2020 National Sports Festival in Edo state representing Delta state .
Her exploits at the gymnastics events earned Delta three gold out of the five gold medals won by the state .
One of the household name in Gymnastics , Munachi Obiefuna has written her name in gold as she led FCT to another superlative performance to finish second at the gymnastics events , in 2019 , she won five out the seven medals for the state .
The Anambra born gymnast won two silver and a bronze at the 2020 National Sports Festival, relatively unknown , Mustapha Oriyomi from Delta won three Gold and a bronze medal in the boys; events .
Support for the gymnasts came in presence of Southwwest representative on the board of Nigeria gymnastcs Federation , Mrs Omowunmi Olalere commended the performance of the gymnasts and vouched that the federation will continue to create more awareness for the sports .
The sixth National Sports Festival will end on the 19th , October with the closing ceremony .