Rio 2016 : Abeiku Gyekye Jackson misses out on glory

Rio 2016 : Abeiku Gyekye Jackson misses out on glory

Ghana's Abeiku Jackson, placed 6th in his run in the 50m freestyle swimming at Rio 2016.

The Ghanaian athlete came 6th with a time of 24.30 seconds.

The 16-year-old representative for Ghana at the Olympic Games went into his Heat 5 competition on Thursday against Abdoul Khadre Niane of Senegal,Meli Malani of Fifi, Maksim Inic of Montenegro, Ahmed Attellesey of Libya, Rahman Md Mahfizur of Bangladesh, Lum Zhaveli of Kosovo and Dulguun Batsaikhan of Mongolia.

Rio 2016 : Abeiku Gyekye Jackson misses out on glory

Abeiku Jackson Time Chart

Abey, as he is popularly called, has been swimming since the age of 3 and started competing when he was 5 years.

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In that period, the young Soul Clinic student has won 33 Gold Medals and 1 silver medal at various international swimming competitions.

He currently holds 13 National Swimming Records in Ghana.

Abeiku is third of Ghana's 16 athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil to have been eliminated. Prior to his swim, Kaya Forson came last despite recording her personal best and Szandra Szogedi bowed out in her judo match against Brazilian Mariana Silva.

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