Ghana hosted the 7th Zone 2 West Africa Swimming and Open Water Championship held at The Trust Emporium, at Bukom in Accra.
The competition from Thursday, March 5, to Sunday March 8, 2020, attracted the crème de la crème of swimmers from 22 West and Central African countries, and provided a platform for Ghana to showcase its young and budding swimming stars including Abeiku Jackson, Kaya Forson, Maayaa Ayawere, Niklas Yeboah, Kow Jackson and many more.
In attendance were high ranking dignitaries from the African governing body of swimming (CANA), Executive of the Ghana Swimming Authorities(GSA); the Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), the Minister of Youth and Sports, the Mayor of Accra, and officials of the Bank of Africa.
The Bank of Africa explained that its love and commitment for sports motivated it to partner with the GSA to organize the competition.
According to them, they believe that this platform will give an opportunity to young talents who but for this tournament or similar tournaments, would not have been able to showcase their potential to the world.
The organizers of the competition were full of praise for Bank of Africa’s support, and appealed to corporate Ghana to support lesser known sports.
At the end of the competition, Senegal came tops with 21 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze medals.
Nigeria was second with 9 Gold, 13 Silver and 9 Bronze medals. Ghana was third with 4 Gold, 8 Silver and 16 Bronze medals.