Ghana’s skeleton athlete, Akwasi Frimpong continues to fly high the flag of Ghana in a foreign land as he finished ahead of some competitors from notable countries, scoring a Personal Best record in the winter sliding sport.
“Raced through pain today and delivered! First Europa Cup for #Ghana. Suffered a bad crash 3 days ago – I could hardly walk & only had 5 runs under my belt from the top of one of the most challenging tracks in the world – Altenberg, Germany. Set a personal best by more than 2 sec.” Frimpong wrote on twitter today.
The first African to win a skeleton race, Frimpong, beat competitors from Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and Bulgaria in his opening race of the 2020/2021 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation season.
The Ghanaian came 24th out of 31 international athletes on January 13, 2021 – an encouraging improving in his time.
Frimpong, a Dutch-Ghanaian sprinter, bobsledder, and skeleton athlete, is a 2018 Winter Olympian and the first African to win a skeleton race as well as a TEDx speaker.