Ghanaian Olympian Skeleton, Akwasi Frimpong, has expressed his desire to record improved results for the West African nation in upcoming competitions.
He said this in the aftermath of recording fifth and sixth-place finishes at the just-ended IBSF North American Cup Skeleton races in Park City, Utah.
Prior to competing at Park City, the 36-year-old who was born in Kumasi finished in ninth and 12th place respectively in the IBSF NAC races.
Per a press release issued by Ghana’s Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, Frimpong is hungry to record higher finishes in future competitions.
“I’m making great progress in my sliding with the help of my sponsors and support team. I’m excited to continue to represent Ghana and the continent of Africa. I’m so hungry for more big results this season” the release stated.
Competing at Park City marks a return to the location where Frimpong became the first African athlete in the discipline to win a skeleton race in the elite division sanctioned by the USA’s Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.
He achieved the historic mark in 2020 on the back of grabbing Africa’s representation spot to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Below is the full statement from Ghana’s Bobsled and Skeleton Federation: