Samoa 2015: Abeiku Gyekye Jackson places 5th in 100m Butterfly

Abeiku Gyekye JACKSONGhanaian youngster Abeiku Gyekye Jackson placed 5th in heat 3 in a time of 57.99 at the Aquatic Centre of the Tuanaimato Sports Facility on day three of the Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games on September 9, 2015 in Apia, Samoa.

Jackson gained some much needed experience in the race which was won by Australia’s Brayden McCarthy in 55.08, while the South African pair of Brendan Levy and Zane Waddell came second and third in 55.96 and 56.28 respectively.

On day one of the Games, Abeiku Gyekye Jackson finished 4th in heat 3 of the Men's 50m Butterfly in a time of 26.12. He is set to compete in the Men's 50 LC Meter Freestyle on Thursday, 10th September, 2015.

Funded by the Ghana Olympic Committee, Team Ghana has so far won one gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Long jumper Richard Seklorwu captured the headlines after becoming the first Ghanaian to win gold in the history of the Commonwealth Youth Games.

His counter parts, Salomey Agyei finished 6th in the girl's 400m final in a time of 55.85s while Hellen Maasotuo came 7th in the girl’s 1500m final in a time of 5:02.14 min.

The 7-member Ghanaian team is also made up of athletics coach Salamatu Musa and swimming coach Mr. Kwodwo Abbiw Jackson and leader of delegation, the Deputy Secretary General of the Ghana Olympic Committee Rev. Richmond Quarcoo.

Phase: 100m Butterfly - Men - Heat 3 - 09/09/2015 -

Nicholas GROENEWALD           AUS    9 (56.43)

Zane WADDELL    RSA    6 (56.28)

Brendan LEVY      RSA    3 (55.96)

Sitivi SOOAEMALELAGI SAM   19 (1:07.74)

Matt SAVITZ           GIB     15 (1:01.29)

Abeiku Gyekye JACKSON          GHA   11 (57.99)

Brayden MCCARTHY     AUS    1 (55.08)


50m Butterfly - Men - Heat 3 - 07/09/2015 - Start time: 10:00 AM

Vincent DAI            AUS    5 (25.49)

Brendan LEVY      RSA    6 (25.78)

James BROWN      NIR    8 (25.90)

Abeiku Gyekye JACKSON          GHA   9 (26.12)

David VAN DER COLFF  BOT   12 (26.39)

Harry SHALAMON           JEY     16 (26.60)

Cameron SWART JEY     17 (26.72)

Joseph BLACK       JAM    19 (27.34)


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