Women, men and youth from
Tigrai regions won 11 trophies in this year’s national championships.
In a dramatic victory, athletes
from Tigrai won gold in men’s handball, teenaged athletics, martial arts, men’s
and women’s football and men’s and women’s cycling.
The competitions were held over several months in Addis Ababa,
Dire Dawa, Awassa and Mekele.
The director of Tigrai youth
and sports Heshe Lemma told VOA “The government’s attention towards youth and
sport leads us to victory.”
Abadi Zemo, vice president of
Tigrai, said this dramatic victory has to be consistent, and the government of
Tigrai will continue to encourage the youth in sport.
Today people in Mekelle
welcome the youth warmly.