Akwasi Frimpong becomes the first athlete to represent Ghana in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Skeleton.

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Akwasi Frimpong
  • Akwasi FrimpongAkwasi Frimpong a Dutch-Ghanaian sprinter, bobsledder, and skeleton athlete makes history as the first Ghanaian athlete to represent his country in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Skeleton.

Born and raised in Ghana, Akwasi moved to the Netherlands when he was eight. The athlete didn’t start running until he was 15, but when he did, he never looked back.
Determined to represent his country at the most prestigious sport events, Akwasi worked hard, and it was his untiring passion and continuous efforts that earned him the nickname ‘GoldenSprint’. Today, Akwasi is the proud winner of 4 bronze, 4 silver, and 8 gold medals at various local and international sport events.

Akwasi has made a name for himself in the sporting world. He has successfully represented his country in several local and international sports events, including the Great West Indoor Championships. Currently, Akwasi has again changed the sporting history for his birthplace, Ghana, by becoming the first athlete to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Akwasi’s personal story is of courage and triumph in the face of adversity. It’s an extraordinary story that will inspire and motivate you!

A skeleton bobsledder athlete and motivational speaker, as a child, Frimpong had to struggle with being an illegal immigrant from Ghana in the Netherlands. The Johan Cruyff Institute took a chance on him, molding his talent and helping him become the successful entrepreneur and athlete that he is today. His skill, speed, and strength earned him a place on the Dutch Bobsled team back in 2013.

Now, he has officially been confirmed  to compete at an Olympic  under the banner of the Ghana Bobsled and Skeleton federation, established by Frimpong himself. Representing both the Netherlands and Ghana, the road to the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics has been diligently paved by him.

Faustina Anyanwu
Faustina Anyanwu
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