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Abeiku Jackson

Abeiku Gyekye Jackson is a Ghanaian swimmer with a specialization in the 50-meter freestyle. He is the first Ghanaian-ever swimmer to claim a medal.

 
 

Rise to Olympic Recognition

In 2016, Jackson represented Ghana in the 50-meter freestyle at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Alongside Kaya Forson, he made history as the first Ghanaian swimmers to participate in the Olympic Games.

Continued Olympic Journey

Throughout the years 2014 to 2019, Jackson participated in various international competitions, including the World Championships, African Games, and Commonwealth Games.He achieved notable success, holding Ghanaian national records in 13 disciplines and earning top positions in events like the 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly.

Recent Achievements

In 2022, Jackson continued to make waves in the swimming world at the African Championships in Tunisia.He secured impressive victories, finishing 2nd in the 50m butterfly and claiming the 1st position in the 100m butterfly.

 

Abeiku wins Ghana's first-ever medal at the 13th All African Games

Abeiku Jackson secured the silver medal in the 50 Metre Men's Butterfly event, clocking in at 24.42 seconds during the 13th African Games. Following his historic win, marking Ghana's inaugural gold medal in swimming, Jackson expressed his joy at the provision of a state-of-the-art Olympic pool, emphasizing its significance for both the current and upcoming generations.