Ghana will for the first time participate in the World Skeleton Championships which is scheduled to take place in Königsee, Germany next month.
This follows the qualification of Netherlands-based athlete, Akwasi Frimpong who met the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation requirements for the event.
‘‘I battled for 13 years. Giving up was an option, but being patient and persistent were the chosen tools that nurtured the champion from within,” he said in a message on his website after qualifying.
Akwasi is currently ranked 103 out of 153 sliders in the world following his participation in several races on major North American ice tracks.
The 30 year old is also optimistic of giving a good account of himself and also hopeful of clinching a spot to represent the country at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Who is Akwasi-Frimpong
Akwasi Frimpong was born and raised in Ghana before moving to Netherlands at age 8. He is a sprinter, bobsledder, and skeleton. Nicknamed the “Golden Sprint”, Akwasi has won 8 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals at various local and international sport events.