Akwasi Frimpong - Olympian, entrepreneur and motivational speaker
A Dutch-Ghanaian sprinter, bobsledder, and skeleton athlete, Akwasi Frimpong made history by being the first Ghanaian athlete to represent his country in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Skeleton sport.
Born and raised in Ghana, Akwasi moved to the Netherlands when he was eight. The athlete didn’t start running until he was 15, but when he did, he never looked back. Determined to represent his country at the most prestigious sport events, Akwasi worked hard, and it was his untiring passion and continuous efforts that earned him the nickname ‘GoldenSprint’.
Today, Akwasi is the proud winner of 4 bronze, 3 silver, and 8 gold medals at various local and international sport events. His participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics was a momentous occasion for the athlete. One of the most interviewed athletes at the Games, Akwasi went internationally viral, with his celebration dance famously given the hashtag of #frimpongdance.
In addition to being an athlete with an immensemarket and media value, Akwasi is also an entrepreneur and a public speaker who has inspired hundreds and thousands of individuals throughout his career. The athlete aims to use his celebrity appeal, his charisma, and his ability to connect with and inspire people to help businesses and organizations earn more value and achieve their mission.
Today, Akwasi Frimpong is an inspiration to millions around the world, with his name officially established as a household name.Understandably so; the Olympian’s outlook and response to life’s obstacles, turning challenges into opportunities to build a better future for himself, has been noticed by millions.
Akwasi believes anything is possible with resilience, determination and hard work.
Akwasi has made a name for himself in the sporting world. He has successfully represented his country in several local and international sporting events, including the 2017 International Bobsleigh& Skeleton Federation World Championships inKonigssee, Germany, and most notable of all, the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Akwasi’s personal story is of courage and triumph in the face of adversity. It’s an extraordinary story that will inspire and motivate you!
Currently, Akwasiis getting ready forBeijing 2022, determined to win Ghana’s and Africa’s first Winter Olympics medal.