Team Ghana left the shores on Wednesday for the 8th Cana Zone 2 Swimming and Open Water Championship in Dakar,Senegal which took place from the 27th – 29th May, 2022.
Team Ghana was led by the president of the Association,Madam Delphina Quaye,Madam Farida Idriss and Mr. Seth Nti and accompanied by Coach Isaac Gyamfi from Kumasi Sharks as the national team coach.
The Team Ghana Swimmers did marvelously well with 5 gold , 10 silver and 14 bronze medals and it really spoke well about their preparations towards the championship. Zaira and Kaya Forson from Spain and Unilez Takyi from Italy joined their colleagues from their various bases to make the team stronger.
Abeiku Gyekye Jackson powered the guys up with individual gold medals in the 50m,100m butterfly,200 individual medley and team competitions whiles Nubia Adjei and the ladies produced excellent swimming technique to win the 4*100m team competition gold medal but in all Ghana had 6 gold ,11 silver and 15 bronze.
Unilez Takyi was adjudged the third best swimmer of the competition and this is the second time she has won that individual title after her classic exploits at the 7th Cana Zone 2 Swimming and Open Water Championship that was held here in Ghana in 2020.
Team Ghana will be heading towards the Commonwealth Games and the World Fina Swimming Championship in Budapest, Hungary with high hopes after these wonderful exploits from the young gallant swimmers.
Story by Cecil Stanley Nii Teiko Tagoe & Lynda