Rector pose with gold medallists of the paralympic sports during the occassion
The University auditorium on the 17th of June was full to capacity with university officials, coaches, trainers, athletes, students and other personnel who came to celebrate the victory obtained during the just concluded 18th edition of University games that took place from the 24th to the 31st of May at the Yaoundé 1. The occasion graced by the presence of the Rector, Prof Anaclet Fomethe which started at 4: 00pm, constituted in presenting the different trophies and medals acquired during the games as well as the outstanding athletes and personalities who in their various capacities played key roles which culminated to the victory.
1st position, fans club strike a pose with university dignitories
After the rendition of the National Anthem, the DCOU/UDs, Mr. EbendengValere in his rather poetic speech expressed satisfaction on behalf of the athletes and thanked the Rector for putting all in place to ensure that the athletes participated comfortably during the games. He cited the availability of the campus bus which facilitated transportation of the athletes and the officials during the games, the intensive medical attention provided, the extra delicious meals offered, and the extra bonuses provided to the athletes.The DCOU also extended his appreciation to the coaches who stood steadfast by the athletes by providing them with their technical, psychological and physical support. He explained that, except for the sad incidence concerning the University mascot (the Pig) that died and was replaced, everything went on well.
The DASA/UDs, Mr Djoum Kammagne Richard presented the different trophies, medals and outstanding athletes during the competition. He mentioned that in general, the University of Dschang came home with 47 medals; 26 from the Olympic competition, 19 in Paralympics and 2 in the fans club. Beginning with the bronze medals, then the silver and gold, all the medalist in their turns came up and officially handed over their medals and trophies to the Rector. Outstanding athletes, like Miss Caroline N., the best in female lawn tennis among others were congratulated. It is worth noting that out of the 3 main disciplines contested during the University games, UDs came out best in two, notably the Paralympics in which it ranked 1st with 7 gold medals followed by UD with only 2 medals. Their outstanding performance in this discipline could be measured as they received trophies for overall best team in Paralympics, best team, and best male/female athlete in Paralympics. The Fans club whose performance made the institution proud was ranked overall best clinching a gold medal in general animation and a silver medal in thematic animation.