Youth Olympics: Nigeria Wins Third Medal In Argentina
Oritsemeyiwa Ineh has added silver medal to Nigeria's medal haul at the ongoing Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ineh’s leap of 16.34m in stage one was enough to get him a silver medal in the keenly contested men’s event.
Cuba’s Jordan Diaz Fortun snatched the gold medal after leaping 17.14m, while Praveen Chithravel placed third to win the bronze medal.
Ineh, who had a personal best of 16.22m, is the African Youth Games and ECOWAS U-20 champion in the event.
Before Ineh’s feat, 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.