Athletics Information of Wednesday, 15 May well 2019
GHANA’S to start with skeleton athlete, Akwasi Frimpong, claims the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) award he won would encourage him to function more durable to earn medals for the country.
At the SWAG Awards Evening ceremony very last Saturday, Frimpong was honoured for becoming the 1st ever Ghanaian to participate in a skeleton event at the Olympics.
The award quotation study: “You showed that wherever there is a will, there is a way, as you defied all odds to participate in the skeleton function in the Pyeongchang Winter season Olympics Game titles — the to start with Ghanaian to accomplish that feat.”
“Akwasi, for your bravery and adventurous character, SWAG honours you,” it ended.
A grateful Frimpong was material with SWAG’s recognition, which he mentioned had motivated him to provide glory to the place.
“The moral support from the people today of Ghana was amazing, primary to the 2018 Olympics and in the course of the true Olympics. I have a good deal of operate to do to improve, so this award is a enormous motivation to stay relentless on my street to get Africa’s very first Winter Olympics medal in Beijing 2022,” he informed the Day by day Graphic in an job interview from his base in the Netherlands.
The 33-12 months outdated Ghanaian-born Dutch participated in the 2018 Winter season Olympics in South Korea and is at present working towards qualifying for the 2022 Beijing Game titles.