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Team Nigeria Sprinters, Faith & Justina Record Podium Finishes At 2023 CYG In Trinidad and Tobago

August, 8 2023.

Team Nigeria youngsters have continued to make their presence felt since their arrival at the Port of Spain, for the ongoing Commonwealth Youth Games being staged in Trinidad and Tobago.

The country's athletes are leaving no stone unturned in their chase of excellent performances, medals and podium places.

So far, Nigeria made it a one-two finish in the Girls 100 meters semifinals, with an added gloss of a Commonwealth Youth Games record, as both Team Nigeria athletes pushed each other to the finishing line.

Justina Eyakpobeyan ran 11:35 Secs, while Faith Okwose finished in a time of 11:61 Secs on Monday and are now very bright prospects of Nigeria winning both the Gold and Silver in the race.

Faith eventually won the Gold, while Justina took the Silver in the final held on Tuesday morning, making it 2 Golds and 1 Silver medal for Nigeria, who presently sits 8th on the overall medal table.

Their performances are clear testimonies that the legacies of the immediate past Minister of Sports and his investments in the National Youth Games are still bearing bountiful fruits, reports.

The 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games are the first to be held since the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III as Head of the Commonwealth and the reigning monarch of the Commonwealth Realms on September 8, 2022.

The CYG which started on August 10, ends on August 14. The multi-sports event organized by the Commonwealth Games Federation is being held in the Caribbean for the first time, and Nigeria is in with twenty five (25) youngsters, between ages 14 to 18.

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