Swimming: Jackson exits Olympics despite setting new national record

BY: Peter Sarbah
Abeiku Jackson
Abeiku Jackson

Ghana’s Abeiku Jackson will not make it to the semifinals of the Men’s 100m Butterfly swimming competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Despite winning the heats, the 21-year-old missed the qualifying time by two seconds and must watch the next stage from the stands.

His time of 53.39 seconds is a new national record in the 100m Butterfly and this is the second time he is representing the country in the Olympics.  

Jackson, one of Ghana’s medal hopefuls was one of two swimmers from Ghana, with Unilez Takyi set to compete on Friday in the 50m freestyle swimming.