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Gold Coast 2018 Day 1: Jackson, Arthur Miss Out on Swimming Finals


Ghana’s Abeku Jackson and Jason Arthur both missed out on a place in the finals of their various swimming events at the on-going Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia after finishing 8th and 6th in their races respectively.

Jackson and Arthur qualified to the semi final stage in the day’s earlier sessions before taking to the pool at the Optus Aquatic Center for the evening session.

But their hopes of a first final at the Commonwealth Games were halted after Jackson finished with a time of 24.86sec, 0.20sec slower than the 24.68sec he made in the previous round while Arthur clocked 56.85sec, 0.33sec slower than the 56.52sec he made in the heats.

Female swimmer Maaya Ayawere will take part in her heat in the women’s 50m Freestyle Friday morning at 00:47 GMT.

Source: Citi Sports

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