Dominic Maccarthy of UG wins Gold at the 10th FASU Games

Dominic Maccarthy of ug wins gold at the 10th Fasu Games

Dominic MacCarthy has won the University of Ghana its first gold medal at the ongoing 10th FASU Games at the Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dominic made 14.35 meters in the Shot Put event to beat the other Universities to win the medal. This is his personal best for the season. Dominic Maccarthy of UG wins gold at the 10th FASU Games.

Dominic was scouted and admitted to UG through the University of Ghana Policy on the Admission of Athlete Students (UG-PAAS) and received funding for his academic user fees as part of the University of Ghana Sports Fund (UG-SF) strategy. Within three years Dominic has been nurtured carefully by the Sports Directorate at UG to move from the under age category to win gold on the African continent. This is a manifestation of the silent and patient investment in the youth by the University of Ghana Sports Directorate remarked the Director of Sports, Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu.

Dominic MacCarthy said;

“My goal was to win gold for UG right from the onset. My coaches spurred me on before I took to the field. I knew the expectations were high especially representing UG and Ghana on the Africa Continent. I am grateful to all who made this feat possible.”


By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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