Sports News of Thursday, 24 July 2014


Jackson and Addo sail through 50m butterfly heats

Ghana got their Commonwealth Games off to a good start when swimmers Abeiku Jackson and Kwaku Addo placed first and second respectively in their 50m butterfly heats.

Abeiku Jackson finished with a time of 27:21 and Kweku Addo finished with a time of 27:80. The two youngsters are competing at their first major international seniors event.

Abeiku is in Grade 8 at Soul Clinic International School, Accra and aspires to be an electronic engineer after his swimming career.

In an interview before the team's departure he expressed his desire to win medals.

"My swimming career will not end until I have a world or Olympic gold medal on my neck. "

He is affiliated to the Tesano Dolphins Swimming Club.