Tokyo 2020: Ghanaian Athlete To Watch Today [Jackson Abeku]


Jackson Abeku alias ‘Abey’, is a male Ghanaian Olympic Games Swimmer Athlete, who performs at the Men’s 100m Butterfly. He is scheduled to take part in the Men’s 100m Butterfly- Heat 2 swimming competition.


He was born on April 12, 2000 – 22 years old.

Jackson was born in Accra but resides in Russia.

His Youth Olympian Heights is 1.70/5’6″.
His biological information highlight athlete shows that he took part in the Olympic Games at Riode Janeiro in 2016, Youth Olympics Games in 2018 at Buenos Aires, and the African Games in 2019 at Casablanca.

He took World Champions Short Courses in 2016 at Windsor.

He speaks the English language fluently.

His club, GH Dolphins is located in Accra, Ghana, and has been coached by Dan Opare. His philosophy is “Chlorine is the breakfast for champions.”

Discovery of the Year at the 2013 Sports Writers Association of Ghana [SWAG] Awards.

His ambition is to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where he anticipates winning medals.

 His older brother Kwesi Abbiw Jackson and younger brother Kow Assifuah Jackson have also represented Ghana in swimming.

His father has served as coach of the Ghanaian swimming club, GH Dolphins, and also as a national swimming coach. As the recipient of a scholarship from the International Swimming Federation [FINA], he spent time training in Kazan, Russian Federation, in 2021. “Getting the opportunity to train in Russia is the best opportunity I could get at this specific time during the coronavirus period.” 

He became the first male swimmer to represent Ghana at the Olympic Games after participating at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

He has won the Gold Event Medal, Silver Event Medal and Bronze Event Medal for himself.