Profile Abeiku Jackson

Abeiku Gyekye JACKSONSwimming sensation Abeiku Jackson will make his long awaited Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after being granted a universality place by world swimming governing body, FINA, after competing at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Jackson holds 12 national swimming records including 50m butterfly 26.41, 100m butterfly 1:01.40, 50m freestyle 24.72, 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke and the men’s 400m freestyle.

He last competed internationally at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia and the Romania International Swimming competition.

Abeiku Jackson was part of the young national swimming team that took part in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

He has won over 30 medals in age categorized international competitions.

At the Commonwealth Games, Jackson set a new national record in the men’s 100m freestyle event after placing third in Heat 3 in a time of 56.47 to improve his previous personal best 56.71, which he set at an international competition in Germany.

He learnt how to swim when he was barely three year old. He had his first international competitive swim at age 5.