In celebrating Black or African positive images, Akwasi Frimpong’s quest to take on a sport that is rare in his home country, Ghana, gives us major reasons to stay inspired.
We have followed and told y’all about his exploits in the ongoing Skeleton season in Northern America.
After weeks of preparation with his new coach Zach Lund, Akwasi took on his first skeleton competitive race of the season two days ago.
He qualified to the finals while improving on his career personal best time by 1.5 seconds.
Yesterday, he achieved another success with a little cherry on top.
While sliding down on top speed on the Whistler Sliding Centre race track on day 2 of the Skeleton competition in Canada, his family was there to cheer him on and watch him to take a few seconds off his record career run.
Good few weeks of training & competing in Whistler. Today in race #2 another personal best. Loved having my family with me here in Canada. @slidingcentre thank you for always providing the best ice conditions. Next stop, Park City, UTAH. #hopeofabillion #frimpongfamily #frimpong pic.twitter.com/cp3CaqOhjJ
— Akwasi Frimpong OLY (@FrimpongAkwasi) November 9, 2018
With each dash down the race track, Akwasi keeps improving and challenging himself to greater limits.
A new team he was recruited must be happy to have him as they eye a sport and another amazing run at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
We will be following his trip to Utah in the United States of America as he takes on his next challenge.