Stephen Dunmoye

Lagos and Bayelsa States set the pace in the medals table in opening day of weightlifting event at the 7th National Youth Games, NYG in Asaba, Delta State Capital.

Lagos State won three medals, two gold and a bronze in the women’s 45kg while Bayelsa State picked all the three gold medals in the 49kg men’s category.

Ezenwa Chinaza was just two kilos away from winning gold medal in snatch but her 53kg lift could only fetch her a bronze.

However, she made amends in the clean and jerk lifting 70kg to get a total of 123kg which fetched her two gold medals

Ezenwa Esther from Abia State won gold in snatch and bronze in clean and Jerk lifting 55kg and 67kg respectively

Christiana Ollorma from Rivers State won all the three silver medals on offer with 54kg snatch, 68kg clean and jerk and 122 total.

Matthew Martin Precious from Cross River State won bronze medal in total with 114kg lift

In the men’s 49kg category, Stephen Godswill from Bayelsa State claimed all the three gold medals at stake after lifting 56kg snatch, 67kg clean and jerk and 123kg total.

Rivers State’s Samson Deagon Teron came second after he also got all the three silver medals on offer. He lifted 55kg in snatch, 66kg in clean and jerk and 121kg in total.

It was also a similar “one way traffic” in the bronze medals with all three going the way of Adebayo Saheed from Osun State.

He lifted 42kg in snatch, 50kg in clean and jerk and 92kg in total to ensure that the State of the Living Spring picked all the bronze medals.

The weightlifting event of the 7th National Youth Games, NYG continues on Sunday.