First Europa Cup for Ghana in Sliding Sport; “Raced through pain today and delivered!” — Ghana’s skeleton athlete

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.

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