Abeiku Jackson, Ghanaian Swimmer

Abeiku Gyekye Jackson is a Ghanain sports swimmer born on 12 April 2000.

He contended in the 100m free-form, 50m butterfly, and 100m butterfly at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Abeiku Jackson, 21-years-old holds Ghanaian public records in 13 disciplines, including free-form, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke occasions over distances from 50 to 400 meters.

Jackson’s latest event was the Tokyo 2020 Olympics event where he represented Ghana and obtained a 53.39s national record in 100m butterfly. He also holds the national records for:

  • 50m butterfly
  • 200m butterfly
  • 50m freestyle
  • 100m freestyle
  • 200m freestyle

Abeiku Jackson completed Roman Ridge School and joined the professional swimming scene in 2014. Jackson together with female swimmer Kaya Forson became the first Ghanaian Olympic swimmer to have competed in the Olympic Games in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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