Ghana has won its first winter sports cup.
Ghanaian winter Olympian Akwasi Frimpong has won Ghana’s first Europa Cup in Skeleton.
According to him, he won the cup by beating his own personal record by more than 2 seconds.
Raced through pain today and delivered! First Europa Cup for #Ghana 🇬🇭. Suffered a bad crash 3 days ago – I could hardly walk & only had 5 runs under my belt from the top of one of the most challenging tracks in the world – Altenberg, 🇩🇪. Set a personal best by more than 2 sec. pic.twitter.com/btM1VupCb9
— Akwasi Frimpong OLY (@FrimpongAkwasi) January 13, 2021
He said he suffered injuries during training when he had a bad crash 3 days ago.
“I could hardly walk & only had 5 runs under my belt from the top of one of the most challenging tracks in the world – Altenberg,” he said.
With this win under his belt, Akwasi is preparing to race again in the 3 days.
Akwasi was born and raised in Ghana and moved to the Netherlands when he was eight. He didn’t start running until he was 15, and hasn’t stopped since. He made history in 2018 when he became the first Skeleton athlete from Ghana. Now, Akwasi wants to use his passion and his own inspirational story to represent not just a country, but a continent.
Keep the fire burning Champ !!!