Dapo Sotuminu, Lagos
Delta state emerged as the overall winner at the maiden National Junior Taekwondo Open Championships concluded in Abuja at the weekend.
Delta beat host Abuja to the title with four gold, three silver and one bronze medals, while Abuja finished second with two gold, one silver and one bronze medal.
Benue and Ebonyi finished as joint third with one gold and one silver medal respectively at the end of the two-day tournament.
Taraba, Nasarawa and Akwa Ibom all won one gold medal each to make the top six finish, at the championship which pioneered the introduction of a round robin system in preliminaries before the knockout stages.