WILD celebrations engulfed Sakubva after the province made history by winning the 13th edition of the National Youth
Games on Saturday.
BY KENNETH NYANGANI
Even the Patron of the games, Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandi Chimene could not hide her joy. Manicaland
amassed 12 gold medals, with 11 of them coming from athletics while tennis contributed another gold.
Apart from the gold medals,Manicaland also garnered five silver medals and eight bronze medals, to make them 25.
Harare province, who came into the games as defending champions, came second on the medal list with nine gold, 16 silver and nine bronze medals.
Harare might rue the infighting in their camp that has seen their football teams and volleyball girls team disqualified after failing to pay the required affiliation fees pegged at $80 per affiliate.
Mashonaland put a strong finish to the games after coming third with eight gold, nine silver and seven bronze, while Masvingo came fourth with eight gold, three silver and five bronze.
In fifth position was Mashonaland West province which amassed a total of 31 medals, silver and 18 bronze, while Matabeleland South settled for sixth position with six gold medals.
Bulawayo was in seventh position with a total of five gold, 16 silver and 13 bronze medals to make a total of 34 medals.
Mashonaland Central and Matabeleland North came eighth and ninth, respectively. Midlands province 10th.