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I worked hard for my gold medal, says sprint queen, Ayenuro  

By Gowon Akpodonor
19 October 2021   |   3:01 am
Team Delta’s Taiye Ayenuro has become the most sought after athlete at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin, after she picked

[FILES] Taiye Ayenuro of Team Delta

Team Delta’s Taiye Ayenuro has become the most sought after athlete at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin after she picked the 100m gold medal in the girl’s athletics event yesterday.

Ayenuro, who is one of the athletes being tipped for future glory, lived up to the expectations of athletics lovers yesterday morning when she clinched the gold with a time of 12.18 seconds to beat Stella Oyebode of Kwara State. Oyebode returned a time of 12.35 seconds, while Laofeekat Adenikemi Sulaimon of Oyo State placed third in12.57seconds.

Ayenuro told The Guardian that hard work and determination gave her the medal. She hinted that her target is to win three more medals today in 200m, 4x100m and the medley relay.

In the boys’ event, Awonusi Wilfred Olafapo won the gold medal for Bayelsa State after clocking 11.23 seconds to beat Oyovwiyoma Joachim of Delta, who also clocked 11.23 seconds in a photo finish. Habib Mohammed of Kaduna finished third in 11.26 seconds.

Team Delta also claimed gold in the male and female shot put events, just as Onyia Jeffrey Miracle won the long jump gold for Team Delta after leaping to 6.67 metres. He beat Akwugbu Miracle of Akwa Ibom, who leapt to 6.39 meters, while Longlife Blessed of Edo State leapt 6.35 meters to place third.