Akwasi Frimpong is a Dutch-Ghanaian sprinter, bobsledder, and skeleton athlete who made histort by becoming the first Ghanaian athlete to represent his country in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Skeleton. 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 behind.
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, 4 silver, and 8 gold medals at various local and international sport events.
In addition to being an athlete with high 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.
Athlete, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Akwasi Frimpong is an inspiration to millions around the world. Having faced numerous personal and professional setbacks, he didn’t let those challenges hold him back. Instead, Akwasi transformed those obstacles into opportunities to build a better future for himself. Akwasi believes anything is possible with resilience, determination and hard work. His perseverance didn’t go unnoticed.
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!
A skeleton bobsledder athlete and motivational speaker, as a child, Frimpong had to struggle with being an illegal immigrant from Ghana in the Netherlands. The Johan Cruyff Institute took a chance on him, molding his talent and helping him become the successful entrepreneur and athlete that he is today.
Message From Akwasi
‘‘I battled for 13 years. Giving up was an option, but being patient and persistent were the chosen tools that nurtured the champion from within. What you need for success is already planted deep down inside of you. The root of your success starts in believing in yourself, then it is nurtured with a positive attitude, hard work and persistence, and that will bring your success to reality.’’ — Akwasi Frimpong