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Sports News Thu, 23 May 2019

Akwasi Frimpong receives SWAG award

Ghana’s second winter Olympian and skeleton athlete, Akwasi Frimpong says he is preparing for the next winter Olympic in China in 2022.

According to the 33-year-old sprinter, bobsledder, and skeleton athlete, he is poised in his zeal to make the sport a big business in Ghana and train young talents in the game.

“My vision is to train more Ghanaian athletes to know the sports and grow them to become future Olympic medal hopefuls,” he said on Wednesday when he was presented with the SWAG Special Award at the Accra Sports Stadium. The athlete was not present to personally receive his awards at the 44th MTN SWAG Awards gala held in Accra on May 11.

A SWAG representative, Sammy Heywood Okine who presented the memento to the skeleton athlete, extolled his feat as worthy of celebrating by the nation.

Frimpong, who was joined by his wife, Erica Frimpong, to collect the award, thanked SWAG for the honour done him and pledged to live by the spirit of the ward which is to make Ghana proud in any international winter event.

“I am very proud of this honour, my family is very proud and my wife is so too, I would never let this country down and would do my very best to alway bring honour to this nation,” he stated.

Currently ranked 67th in the world, Frimpong hopes to be among the top 10 in three years time.

Source: Graphic.com.gh