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Akwasi Frimpong: Ghana National Gas Company Partners With Beijing 2022 Olympian…

Congratulations! Beijing 2022 Olympian Akwasi Frimpong has signed a Ghana National Gas Company Partners With ACCRA, GHANA – Ghana’s first skeleton Winter Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, has secured a sponsorship with the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) in preparation for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.   https://africancelebs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Akwasi-Frimpong-Ghana-National-Gas-Company-Partners-With-Beijing-2022-Olympian..mp4   Frimpong, a former track and field sprinter, and bobsledder who was born in Kumasi, Ghana, became the first black male skeleton athlete from the continent of Africa to compete in the Winter Olympics when he proudly represented Ghana at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.     Ghana National Gas...

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Akwasi Frimpong: Africa’s First black Male Skeleton Athlete Invited By Nigeria To Help Discover The Next Winter Olympians

Athlete Spotlight: Africa’s First black Male Skeleton Athlete LAGOS, NIGERIA — Olympian Akwasi Frimpong was in Lagos, Nigeria to help both the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation and the National Olympic Committee there with their first bobsled and skeleton coach’s clinic that was also attended by potential athletes. Seun Adigun, Nigeria’s first Summer, and Winter Olympian also participated in the 2-day event which ran from August 29-31, 2019 at the Lagos National Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium in Surulere, Lagos State. During the combined sessions, local athletes were tested on their speed and strength before learning how to correctly push a...

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History Maker: Oxford University Press includes Olympian Akwasi Frimpong’s story in English education textbook

Congratulations are in order!  Frimpong will appear in the Headway Upper Intermediate Student’s Book, a textbook aimed to teach English Language and Speaking, as the focus of one of the book’s exercises. Akwasi Frimpong, Ghana’s first Skeleton Olympian, is writing a new chapter in his mission to be the Hope of a Billion. “Headway always strives to provide interesting and authentic texts, using thought-provoking and inspirational stories from real people,” says Headway Managing Editor Keith Layfield. “We are grateful to feature such an inspirational character as Akwasi, and hope students throughout the world are inspired by it.” Headway and...

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Akwasi Frimpong: Could limited-finance impede Africa’s first Winter Olympics medal hopeful?

Skeleton Olympian of Ghana Akwasi Frimpong having moved up some 32 places last season in the world rankings jumping from 99th to moved 67th place in 2019 to qualify for the World Championships in Canada, though he has decided to focus on becoming Africa’s first Winter Olympics medalist in Beijing 2022 with his ‘Hope of a Billion’ project. His choice to focus on his long-term goals of showing everyone how an underdog can achieve their dreams has brought in its wake a mixture of good and not so good fortunes. The good news first — Akwasi has had a great season...

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Sports News: Akwasi Frimpong Featured ln 2018 Official Olympic Film

Ghanas first skeleton athlete Athlete Spotlight: Akwasi Frimpong, Ghana’s first skeleton athlete, who is also the country’s second Winter Olympian says he is proud to be featured in the official Olympic film ‘Crossing Beyond,’ which was filmed during the Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018. The film which was done by award-winning documentarian Yi Seung-Jun made its World Premiere on Tuesday, October 9, at the Busan International Film Festival in Busan, South Korea. “Almost 3,000 athletes competed from 92 countries.  To be one of the five featured was special and an honor. I hope my story will inspire others to follow their...

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