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GHANA’S WINTER OLYMPIAN IS OUT OF CONTENTION FOR A MEDAL

GHANA’S WINTER OLYMPIAN IS OUT OF CONTENTION FOR A MEDAL

Ghana’s lone-ranger at the 2018 Winter Olympics Akwasi Frimpong is currently out contention for a medal in the games after failing to make it to the medal positions in the first two heats of the skeleton competition.

Frimpong finished his first heat with a time of 53.97 seconds and the second run in a time of 54.46 seconds finishing 25th out of 30 athletes on both occasions on Thursday.

The 32-year-old will be hoping for a better outing on Friday when the competition concludes with two further runs just for pride.

South Korea’s Yun Sung-Bin leads by 0.74 seconds with a total time of 1 minute 40.35 seconds after two runs.

The former track athlete, who was raised in Ghana but moved to the Netherlands at the age of 8 has also caught up with Ghana born US speed skater Maame Biney during the games who is rather competing for the USA speed skating team.

Frimpong made history by becoming Ghana’s first skeleton athlete to qualify for a Winter Olympic event while Maame Biney on the other hand, is the first African-American woman to qualify for the United States Olympic speed skating team and the second speed skater to ever qualify for the Winter Olympics.

Maame Biney, 18, was also born in Ghana but migrated to the United States at a young age.

Source:graphic.com.gh

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