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Abeku Jackson’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroGhanaian swimmer
Is Athlete
Swimmer
From Ghana
Type Sports
Gendermale
Birth

12 April 2000, Ghana, Ghana

Age20 years
Star signAries

Abeiku Gyekye Jackson (also spelled Abeku, born 12 April 2000) is a Ghanaian swimmer specialising in the 50 metre freestyle. He competed in the 100m freestyle, 50m butterfly, and 100m butterfly at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He holds Ghanaian national records in 13 disciplines, including freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke, and backstroke events over distances from 50 to 400 metres. His older brother Kwesi Abbiw Jackson and younger brother Kow Asafua Jackson are also swimmers.

Jackson represented Ghana in the 50 metre freestyle at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jackson and female swimmer Kaya Forson, who competed in the 200 metre freestyle in Rio, became the first Ghanaians ever to compete in swimming at the Olympic Games.

Competition record

Individual

Long course

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing  Ghana
2014Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Great Britain44th (h)100 m freestyle56.47
33rd (h)50 m butterfly27.21
31st (h)100 m butterfly1:01.40
2015World Championships Kazan, Russia70th (h)50 m freestyle24.72
98th (h)100 m freestyle56.94
55th (h)50 m butterfly26.41
2016Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil55th (h)50 m freestyle24.30
2017World Championships Budapest, Hungary 100 m freestyleDNS
50 m butterflyDNS
2018Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia24th (h)50 m freestyle23.47
16th (sf)50 m butterfly24.86
15th (sf)100 m butterfly54.79
African Championships Algiers, Algeria8th50 m freestyle23.97
8th100 m freestyle53.44
5th50 m butterfly24.68
5th100 m butterfly55.18
Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires, Argentina15th (sf)50 m butterfly24.90
18th (h)100 m butterfly54.52
2019World Championships Gwangju, South Korea50th (h)50 m butterfly24.85
47th (h)100 m butterfly54.94
African Games Casablanca, Morocco10th (h)50 m freestyle23.57
7th50 m butterfly24.50
9th (h)100 m butterfly55.20

Short course

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing  Ghana
2014World Championships Doha, Qatar100th (h)50 m butterfly26.78
79th (h)100 m butterfly59.94
2016World Championships Windsor, Canada 50 m freestyleDNS
50 m butterflyDNS

Relay

Long course

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing  Ghana
2019World Championships Gwangju, South Korea31st (h)4 × 100 m mixed medley4:21.40