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Other Sports of Monday, 30 October 2017

Source: Farida Ayishatu Iddriss

Ghana joins 2nd CANA Zone 2 Junior Swimming Championship

Ghana is participating in the 2nd CANA Zone 2 Junior Swimming Championship, a competition for swimmers in G1 (13-14yrs) and G2(15-16yrs) categories involving all of West Africa countries and Central Africa consisting of 22 countries.

Day one of the completion which was on the 27th of this month had two sessions, morning and afternoon sessions.

Papa Yaw Poku-Dwumoh and Kow Asafua Jackson swam in the 50metres butterfly G1 Boys category, Kow Asafua Jackson won Silver and Papa Yaw Poku-Dwumoh won Gold.

Ryan De Graft ended the morning sessions by placing third in 100m Butterfly and won bronze.

The afternoon session had Rebecca Gayathri Asare winning Gold in 100metres Backstroke Girls G1 category, Papa Yaw Poku-Dwumoh, Silver in 100 metres Backstroke Boys G1 category, Kow Asafua Jackson, the 200metres freestyle Boys G1 category and Maayaa Ayawere, Gold in 100metres freestyle Boys G1 category.

Maayaa Ayawere, Ryan DeGraft Ackun, Papa Yaw Poku-Dwumoh, Rebecca Gayathri Asare also won silver in the 4 x 50metres freestyle mixed relay to climax Day 1 events.

Day two of the competition which took place the following day saw Rebecca Korantemaa Gayathri Asare taking Bronze in the Girls Backstroke G1 Girls category and Papa Yaw Poku-Dwumoh, Gold in 50metres Backstroke G1 Boys.

Maayaa Ayawere grabbed silver in 100metres Breaststroke G1 Girls while Kow Asafua Jackson won Gold in the 100metres Breaststroke G1 Boys Category.

Kow Asafua Jackson swam again in the 200 metres individual medley G1 boys category and won Silver.

The morning session was climax by the power quartet (Ekow Gwira, Nii Kortei Armah, Papa Yaw Poku-Dwumoh, Kow Asafua Jackson)grab silver in 100metres freestyle relay G1 Boys .

Maayaa Ayawere finished with Gold in 50metres Freestyle G1 Girls category and Kow Asafua Jackson grabbed Gold while Papa Yaw Poku-Dwumoh won Silver in 50metres freestyle G1 Boys.

For 50metres Butterfly, Maayaa Ayawere won the race to grab gold whiles her compatriot Rebecca Korantemaa Gayathri Asare won bronze.

Powerful mixed quartet (Rebecca Korantemaa Gayathri Asare, Maayaa Ayawere, Papa Yaw Poku-Dwumoh and Captain Kow Asafua Jackson) got gold in 4 x 50 metres freestyle mixed relay G1.

Papa Yaw Poku-Dwumoh broke the championship record of 31. 84 set by Nigeria’s Eniyekanine Duke in 50metres Backstroke G1 Boys to set a new championship record.

2 records were also broken by Ghanaian Captain Kow Asafua Jackson in 200 metres freestyle and 100metres Breaststroke while Maayaa Ayawere set a new championship record in 100metres freestyle Girls.

Ghana is second in the medal table, with 13 Gold, 9 Silver and 7 Bronze.