Dakar: Africa Zone 2 Swimming championships Dates Out

Swimming championships
Swimming championships

Day 1 Morning
Event 1 team Gh entered two swimmers, that is Maayaa Ayawere and Kaya Adwoa Forson in the 100metres freestyle Women. Kaya forson grab second place behind Jeanne of Senegal whiles Maayaa Ayawere placed 4th

Event 3: 400metres individual medley
Women: Ghana entered the Forson duo, The 16year old Kaya Adwoa forson won the race with a new championship record of 5:45:41 and her little sister 13year old Zaira Akua Forson grabbed silver.

Event 4:
200metres freestyle Men
Abeku Gyekye Jackson placed third to win Bronze

Day 1 continues in the Evening

In Event 8 , that is 100metres Butterfly Men Abeku Gyekye Jackson won the race in a time of 57:56 to set a new CANA ZONE 2 championship record

event 9: 200metres freestyle Women
Kaya Adwoa Forson placed second to win silver and a little sister Zaira Akua forson placed third to win Bronze

Event 13: 50metres Butterfly Women, Maayaa A. Ayawere won the race.

Day 1 final event was 4 x 100metres Mixed Relay Team Ghana quartet ( Maayaa Ayawere, Kaya Forson, Kwesi Jackson, Abeku Gyekye Jackson) placed second behind their strong Senegalese quartet

Day 2 Morning :

event 15: 400metres freestyle Women, Team Ghana again entered the forson duo that is Kaya and Zaira. Kaya placed second whiles her sister grabbed the Bronze medal.

Event 20 which is 50metres Butterfly Men, Abeku Gyekye Jackson won the race to set his second CANA ZONE 2 championship record of 25:40 in 2011 for a New record of 24:75.

Event 21 the final event that Ghana entered for Day 1 morning was 4 x 100 freslestyle Women, the quartet Rebecca Asare, Maayaa Ayawere, Zaira Forson, Kaya Adwoa Forson in that order, grab the Gold medal for Ghana.

Event 23: 100metres Butterfly Women

Event 25 , 100metres Breastroke Women, Ghana’s Maayaa Ayawere won Bronze

Event 27 , was 800metres freestyle Women, Kaya Forson won the race in a time of 10:09:00 to beat her stiff contender from Senegal BoutBien Jeanne, whiles Zaira Akua Forson grabbed the Bronze medal

Final event for Day 2 was 4 x 100 metres freestyle Relay Men, Ghana quartet of Papa Yaw Poky Dwumoh, Kow Asafuah Jackson, Kwesi Jackson, Abeku Gyekye Jackson swam a hot race with their Senegalese counterparts to place second behind their Senegal team.

Day 3
Event 29: 200metres Butterfly Men, Abeku Gyekye Jackson won the race in a time of 2:28:18 to grab Gold.

Event 30: 200metres Individual Medley Women, Ghana entered Kaya Forson and Zaira Forson. Senegal Boutibien Jeanne won the race, whiles Kaya Forson and Zaira Forson took silver and Bronze respectively.

Event 32: 50metres Freestyle Women, Team Ghana Maayaa Ayawere won Silver in that event.

The final event for Day 3 morning was the 4 x 100metres Mixed Medley Relay, Team Ghana quartet of Kaya Forson (Backstroke) Maayaa Ayawere (Breaststroke) Abeku Jackson (Butterfly) Kwesi Jackson (Freestyle) placed second behind the Senegalese quartet

Day 3 afternoon

Event 35 , 200metres Butterfly was won by the 13year old Zaira Akua Forson in a time of 2:51:81. Zaira first individual event Gold medal after grabbing several silver and Bronze

Event 36 : 50metres freestyle Men, Abeku Jackson won the race to set his third record in the Cana Zone 2 championship with a New record of 23:42. Second place was his strong contender Senegal Niane Abder Khadre and third place Oumar Toure of Mali

Event 37: 200metres Backstroke Women, Kaya Adwoa Forson won the race to grab Gold for Ghana and also set a new Championship record of that event.

The last two swimming events for the championship , that is Event 39: 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Women (Rebecca Asare,Maayaa Ayawere, Kaya Forson, Zaira Forson) placed third to win Bronze

Whiles their Men placed second to grab silver in the 4 x 100metres Medley Relay Men

Day 3 Evening was the 5km Open water race which took place at in a Lagoon
Ghana entered 2 female swimmers, Kaya Adwoa Forson and Zaira Akua Forson.
This time around the 13year old Zaira Akua Forson won the female category with a time of 01:38:55 to beat her sister who made of time of 01:40:22.
At the end of the championship, Ghana took 28 medals , that is 10 Gold, 11 silver and 7 Bronze

Team Ghana’s Abeku Jackson won the best Male swimmer of the championship.
whiles Kaya Forson and Zaira Forson also won the second and third best Female swimmers for the Female category.


Compiled by
Farida A. iddriss

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