The colourful University games that kick started on the 3rd of May to end on the 10th of May 2014 has been thrilling audience to an eventful ceremony as the games unfold. The Dschang contingent at the 17th Edition of the University games in Douala on the 3rd day of competition once more showed its prowess in the games. The University clinched 4 gold medals, 1 silver and 4 bronze medal. Ndongo Miereille, Ndjima Ehowa Raoul and Pamendhjou Steve won an impressive three (3) gold medals in Judo. Nzietchieye Siewe also won gold in the 1500m encounter. A silver medal was won by Momo Diane in the Paralympics category and bronze by Njiheu Norbertine, Perine and Touna Anaba Adolphe in Judo respectively. Other updates from the games show that the male basketball team qualifies for the 8th finals while hopes still linger for the female basketball team. Female competitors for the 200m qualify for finals, in female volleyball UDs qualifies for semi finals. An impressive game is awaited from the male football team today against the Université des Montagnes. While the female football team is out of the competition. In lawn tennis, male team qualifies into the 8th finals while in table tennis, the Paralympics team goes into the semi finals.
Assessing performance of athletes
“We had some difficulties along the line, some athletes were injured, but that is part of the game yet we are hoping that our performance will improve tomorrow” chef DASA/UDs, Djoum Kammogne Richard said. As the games unfold in the economic capital of the country there is great hope that the contingent of the University of Dschang is determined to prove their worth .While the University records victory and losses in some matches it is expected that many more trophies are yet to come.
“Some athletes are performing well while others are not, we are coming out of a meeting where all issues on the games are looked into” the chef DASA added. He emphasized that much was expected form the athletes during the games and thanked the Rector of the University of Dschang, Pr Fomethe and management, for instilling a competitive spirit and psychological support to the various athletes. The DASA/UDs said better health care facilities are being provided for the athletes as they all undergo proper massaging sessions to keep them fit. Mr. Djoum Kammogne assured management's support to the athletes throughout the games and encouraged them to perform above expectation./