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Two medals for Team Ghana at CANA African Championship

Source : Isaac Mortey

Ghana hosted the first joint age category event in the Africa which is Junior and Senior Africa championship, involving about 30 countries participating with over 400 swimmers.

Abeiku Jackson the star boy of Team Ghana won two medals at event’s 14th edition.

The 7-day event which commenced on October 11 ended on Sunday at the Bukom International Pool, Trust Sports Emporium.

Abeiku Jackson, one of Ghana’s 18 participants won the country’s two medals at the Games. The 2-time Olympian finished 3rd in the Men’s 100m Butterfly with a time of 53.98s on day two and followed it up with a silver triumph on day three with a time of 24.18s in the Men’s 50m butterfly event.

The 21 year old who aimed for Gold at the death of the tourney,day six, finished 7th in the 50m freestyle event with a time of 23.47s.

Nubea Adjei and Unilez Takyi who represented the country at the Tokyo Olympic Games in July;both gold medalist at the CANA zone two events, represented Ghana at the 14th CANA African Junior and Senior Swimming Championship.

Morocco Wins 13 Medals at Africa Swimming Championship

Rabat – Morocco placed third behind South Africa and Egypt at the 14th African swimming championship in Accra, Ghana, with a total win of 13 medals.

The Moroccan team won one gold, two silver, and 10 bronze medals on Sunday 17, the final day of the competition.

Swimmer Meryem Bahajoub won the second silver medal in the 200 meters butterfly, while Sawsane El Gamah won bronze in the 100m butterfly.

The Moroccan winners of the bronze medal in the 4×100 meters freestyle mixed relay were Garnoussi Sofia, Alaoui Inass, Rimi Jennate, Meryem Bahajoub, El Fallaki Ilyas, and Benhalima Hamza.

Hamza Benhalima won another bronze medal in the 200 meters medley.

He also secured Morocco’s only gold medal in the 50 meters backstroke category on the first day of the Swimming Championships.

Meanwhile the host country, Ghana, bagged two medals at the championship.

Around 50 countries took part in the African Swimming Championships.

The African Swimming Championships is a 7-day event held annually by the African Swimming Confederation (CANA).

Tunisia is set to host the 15th African Championship next year.

Founded in 1970, CANA aims to encourage and promote swimming and athlete development “to the highest level” through promoting healthy exercise and recruiting recreational swimmers to compete in various competitions.


South Africa 54golds, 36 silvers, 18bronzes – 108

Egypt 29 golds, 43 silvers, 29 bronzes – 101

Morocco 1 gold, 2 silvers, 10 bronzes – 13

Algeria 2golds, 2 silvers, 7 bronzes – 11

Tunisia 4 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze – 7

Angola 0 gold, 0 silver, 6 bronzes – 6

Senegal 1 gold, 0 silver, 4 bronzes – 5

Namibia 0 gold, 0 silver, 4 bronzes – 4

Mozambique 0 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronzes – 4

Cape Verde 0 gold, 0 silver, 3 bronzes – 3

Ghana 0 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze – 2

Mauritius 0 gold, 1 silver, 0 bronze – 1

Uganda 0 gold, 1 silver, 0 bronze – 1

Kenya 0 gold, 0 silver, 1 bronze -1

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