2018 Youth Olympic Games : Ineh wins Nigeria’s third medal

Written by on October 17, 2018

Oritsemeyiwa Ineh on Tuesday evening won a silver medal for the country at the ongoing Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The triple jump athlete leapt 16.34m in stage one for a silver medal position in the men’s event.

Cuba’s Jordan Diaz Fortun placed first after leaping 17.14m, while Praveen Chithravel placed third to win the bronze medal.

Meyiwa who has a personal best of 16.22m is the African Youth Games and ECOWAS U-20 champion in the event.

NAN reports that Rosemary Chukwuma and Alaba Akintola had won gold and silver medals in the 100m female and male events respectively on Monday.

Nigeria is featuring in eight sports at the Games, namely athletics, badminton, boxing, canoeing, golf, table tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.

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