Sensational teenage swimmer, Abeiku Gyekye Jackson has set his sights on breaking his personal best record and set a new record at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Abeiku will be competing in his second Commonwealth Games for Ghana after making his debut in Glasgow four years ago.
“In swimming you need to learn how to set targets that you can achieve not any targets that you know you can’t achieve by giving the people high hopes,” he said.
“I set consecutive targets. Last Commonwealth Games I set a target and I met the target. This Commonwealth Games my target is to qualify for the Olympic Games which is making a time of 22 seconds.”
“Right now my time is 23:31 so in order to qualify for the Games I have to train hard and work hard and drop my personal best.”
In regards to his preparation for the Games, he said he has been getting the best preparation from the coach.
“We are not thinking about support for now, my part is to listen to instruction and swim. My coach will deal with that, hopefully let’s expect a medal, he added.
Abeiku Jackson is part of four swimmers who will be representing Ghana at the Commonwealth Games. The swimming team left Ghana on Monday March 26, 2018 to Australia to join Team Ghana at the Games Village.
Head coach of the Ghana Swimming Team, Kodwe Jackson says he hopes all his athletes will be able to improve upon their timing and set new national records at the Games.