Government proud of Akwasi Frimpong despite being last

Akwasi Frimpong N Akwasi Frimpong placed 30th, with over 11 seconds behind the eventual winner

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 Source: 3news.com

Government says it is proud of Akwasi Frimpong who finished last in his Olympic debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang in South Korea.

The 32-year-old placed 30th, with over 11 seconds behind the eventual winner, Yun Sung-bin of South Korea, after his third and final run.

He finished his first and second heat with a time of 53.97 and 54.46 seconds respectively on Thursday.

Notwithstanding, the government in a tweet Friday said Akwasi’s efforts has given Ghana overwhelming public relations benefits.

“Government and the people of Ghana is immensely proud of Frimpong Akwasi “GoldenSprint” regardless. The overwhelming ‘PR’ benefits brand ‘Ghana’ has enjoyed from your Olympic dream is hugely acknowledged and appreciated. Ayekoo!!!!”.

Meanwhile, in an interview with AFP, Akwasi said: “I’m going to take my wife on vacation.

“I don’t know where yet, but somewhere warm — I want the sun and the sand. Hopefully, I can surprise her by taking her somewhere like Hawaii. Or maybe the Dominican Republic, where we went on honeymoon.”

Despite freezing temperatures, Frimpong has lit up the Olympic skeleton competition.

He trailed home in 30th position — over 11 seconds behind eventual winner Yun Sung-bin of South Korea after his third and final run — but still felt like a champion.

Source: 3news.com