6th NYG: 11-yr-old girl, Avani Goel from Delta wins 3 out of gymnastics’ 5 Gold medal

By Bushrah Yusuf-Badmus

An 11-year-old girl, Avani Goel, from Delta has won three out of the five gold medals in Gymnastics event of the ongoing National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin, Kwara.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Goel won the medals in aerobics, vault and power tumbling categories at the NYG holding at the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) for the 5th time.

Goel told NAN after clinching the third medal that her success could be attributed to her coach for his unrelenting efforts at seeing her succeed.

She also appreciated her parents for their support and encouragement in showcasing her talents.

NAN reports that gymnastics is one of the 35 sports competed for in the Games, which recorded 32 states and the FCT as participants.

The NYG which is in it’s 6th edition, started on Oct. 13 and is scheduled to end on Oct. 19. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

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