Dominic MacCarthy has won the University of Ghana it’s 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 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 Sport 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.”