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.