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Rio 2016: Abeiku Jackson eliminated despite clocking 24:30s in the Men's 50m Freestyle

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
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Ghana is out of the Swimming at the Rio Olympics 2016 as the country’s first male swimmer at the Olympics, Abeiku Jackson failed to progress to the semifinals.

The 15-year-old who holds the 50-metre butterfly, 100-metre butterfly and the 50-metre freestyle national records clocked 24:30s to place sixth in Heat 5 of the Men’s 50m freestyle.

Despite his failure to qualify many on social media have lauded his exploits saying he is one for the future.