Swimming: Jackson bros show class

Swim pix2The Jackson brothers – Abeiku and Kow Asafua – showed class at this year’s Ghana Dolphins Invitational Swimming Competition held over the weekend.

They dominated and won all the events they participated in to the admiration of swimming lovers that gathered at the Burma Camp swimming pools.

Abeiku the elderly among the two participated in eight competitions in the under 15 level and won all and broke some personal records.

Kow, who participated in the under 12 events was amazing to watch.

In an interview with Times Sports after the event, Abeiku disclosed that he has eyes on an Olympic medal in 2024.

He hoped to acquire experience with the 2016 Olympics to vie for a medal at the subsequent games in 2024, adding that, ‘I will make the most from the international competitions lined up this year to make a lasting impact.’

He stressed that, he would not be carried away with the fame and an exposure that comes along with the sport but would maintain his focus and continue to work hard to become the best.

“I train six times in a week and would continue to work hard to become one of the best in the country and the world at large,” he stressed.

Kow on his part, was exhilarated for having a successful competition and looks forward to achieving more in swimming.

In all about 100 swimmers from six teams participated in the 44th edition of the competition which was used as preparatory event for an international competition scheduled for Hamburg later this year.

The participating teams include Lincoln Community School, Anopa, Anointed Dolphins, Ombi, GH Dolphins and French School.

They participated in Free Style, Breast Stroke, Back Stroke and Butterfly at various age levels in the Thai Jazz Rice and Africola sponsored event.

By Michael D. Abayateye

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