Exciting Abeiku Jackson Wins Silver In Men’s 50m Butterfly At The African Games

Abeiku Jackson

Ghanaian swimmer Abeiku Gyekye Jackson has secured a silver medal at the ongoin African Games, to become the second Ghanaian athlete to accomplish a podium finish in the competition.

Jackson’s accomplishment was achieved in the Men’s 50m Butterfly race held at the Aquatic Centre of the Borteyman Sports Complex.

The 24 year-old finished the race with a period of 24.23 seconds, limping along Egyptian competitor Ali Khalafalla, who protected the gold with a fast time of 23.93 seconds. South Africa’s Jarden Eaten also took the bronze medal with a time of 24.42 seconds.

During the race, the two-time l Olympian who was in lane five contended close by the Egyptian Khalafalla in path four. The two competitors were endlessly competing until halfway through the race, where the Egyptian flooded ahead, leaving Jackson.

Eventually, Abeiku Jackson came up second in the midst of jubilation, and celebrated his merited silver award in the pool.

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Nonetheless, Jackson’s comrade Harry Stacey, beginning from lane one, ended the race with a fifth-place finish, falling behind Nigerian swimmer Collins Ebingha.

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