The dream of Ghana’s fastest female swimmer, Ophelia Swayne has been shuttered, at least according to tweet from the youngster.
The youngster in a tweet Tuesday revealed that she will no longer represent Ghana in swimming at the Olympics in Rio.
Ophelia said in a tweet, “Guys don’t bother rooting for me, I’ll not be going for the Olympics”, her tweet also had attached a Daily Graphic story which confirmed the unfortunate news.
She noted that Ghana will be represented at the olympics by Spain-based swimming sensation, Kaya Forson, and Abeiku Jackson - the duo will be Ghana’s only reps at the games in Rio later this month.
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Ophelia further accused the Ghana Swimming Association of taking bribes from Kaya Forson’s father to ensure that Kaya was picked in lieu of her.
Meanwhile Kaya, who is resident in the Spanish city of Malaga, is currently processing her Ghanaian passport for accreditation for the Rio Games.
The 14-year-old swimmer [Kaya] however, holds the Ghana national record of 31.5 seconds in the 50-metre freestyle and 1.04.52 minutes in the 100m freestyle event. She also performs the 200m freestyle.