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Meet Kaya Forson the 14 year-old Ghanaian swimmer representing Ghana at the on-going Olympics games in Brazil! [+Photos]

Kaya Forson is Ghana’s first swimmer
at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 
Kaya Adwoa Forson is 14 years old. Born in
Canada to a Canadian father with Ghanaian
parents, the freestyle swimmer for Team Ghana
lived ten years in the Caribbean.
She and her family moved to Spain where they
recently live.
Kaya says she has always loved the water. Since
age three, the 14-year-old confesses her father
always throws her into the swimming pool and
she loved it.
Ghana’s first swimmer at the Rio 2016, Kaya
Adwoa Forson started swimming competitively at
the age of eight.
The swimmer went to Kazan last year to gain her
qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Kaya says she loved it when she came to Ghana.
On competing for Ghana, Kaya Forson said:
“It’s been amazing. I love competing for Ghana.
It’s so much fun. I’m just so proud to be
competing for the country.”
On the Olympic Games, she says:
“Everyone has been so welcoming. It’s just so
hard to believe that I’m actually here at the
Olympics. It’s my dream. It’s an amazing dream.”
Kaya Forson hopes to improve her time in the
competition she will be representing Ghana in and
says about the Olympic dream:
“I hope to make my country proud. I hope to do
the best I can possibly do. The best possible for
me is to improve my time by as much as I
possibly can.
“I want to enjoy it.”
Kaya also wants to come back to the Olympic
Games with her sister in Tokyo four years later.

Kaya recorded a time of 2:16.02 in the Women’s
200m freestyle swimming on Monday, August 8,
2016 when she went against Matelita Buadromo
from Fiji and Shivani Shivani from India.

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