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Olympian Akwasi Frimpong wins first Skeleton race for Ghana and Africa

Akwasi Frimpong (r) in photo with coach Zach Lund after the historic win in Park City, Utah Two years ago, former Utah Valley University track star Akwasi Frimpong became the first skeleton athlete to represent the nation of Ghana in the Olympics as he competed in Pyeongchang, South Korea, accomplishing a goal he had been chasing for years. But Frimpong was just …

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Skeleton Olympian Akwasi Frimpong now two-time finalist in Pyeongchang

Ghana’s first skeleton Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, twice qualified for the finals during the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Pyeongchang InterContinental Cup this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It is the same track where Frimpong made history for his country and began his drive to become the Hope of a Billion when he competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Frimpong’s results …

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Akwasi Frimpong 31 spots up world men’s skeleton ranking after TEDx talk

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“Three days after my first TEDx talk in the Netherlands I discovered I had moved up 31 places on the world men’s skeleton rankings according to the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) standings released in the last quarter of January 2019,” exclaimed an excited Akwasi Frimpong to TheAfricanDream.net in an interview. “31 places up, man this by far is …

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Akwasi Frimpong only one representing Africa at BMW/IBSF 2021 Champs

Akwasi Frimpong overcame an injury to finish 32nd overall at the BMW IBSF world championships in Altenberg, Germany. Frimpong worked with Team-Russia leading into the tournament on one of the toughest tracks in the world that showed its strength against world-class athletes. His reward was a qualification to become the only African athlete representing the continent at this 2021 BMW …

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Pain or not, Akwasi Frimpong scores 2021 personal best — promises more

Ghana’s skeleton athlete, Akwasi Frimpong finishes ahead of competitors from Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and Bulgaria in his first race of the 2020/2021 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation season. Frimpong who finished 24th out of 31 international athletes on January 13, 2021, is impressively improving his time and becoming a speedster in the process too. Read also: …

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Olympian Akwasi Frimpong of Ghana at African Youth Survey launch in DC

According to Akwasi Frimpong: “It was an honor to be invited to the Atlantic Council of the United States (US) in Washington DC as a panelist representing the African youth at the US launch of the very first ‘African Youth Survey’ in partnership with the Atlantic Council and the Ichikowitz Family Foundation (IFF).“ The Winter Olympian from Ghana who disclosed …

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