Beijing 2022: Akwasi Frimpong is 'defenceless' after change in rule

Breaking news: Akwasi Frimpong tests positive for COVID-19 while competing in Germany

Ghana’s Winter Olympian Akwasi Frimpong has tested positive for COVID-19 while competing at the Qualifying Rounds for the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Germany. Breaking news: Akwasi Frimpong tests positive for COVID-19 while competing in Germany.

He is the first African athlete to win a skeleton race and the first Ghanaian to take skeleton sports and qualify for the Olympic Games.

He made history by representing Ghana at the 2018 Olympics in the skeleton and has been working hard since then for the past 4 years to qualify for the Beijing 2022 but unfortunately, he has tested positive for the covid-19 in Germany.

Akwasi also made history again by winning his first international skeleton race during the 2020 USA Western Regionals in ParkCity, Utah.

He said, “this win is for everyone that was ever told that their dreams are unattainable. Thank you to all my sponsors”.

Friends and the fans have wished the Ghanaian Olympian a speedy recovery and make it to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games again.

“Tested positive for Covid-19 here in Germany. I’m fully vaccinated and have mild symptoms. I will miss my last 3 Olympic qualification races to have a chance to qualify for Beijing 2022. Sacrificed and invested so much the past 4 years. Devastated! Currently in isolation and hope to return to my girls healthy soon” he wrote on his Twitter handle.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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