The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was a wide range of notable for Africa. A portion of the competitors who gladly spoke to the eight nations that contended in the diversions, in particular Nigeria, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa, Morocco and Togo broke unfair limitations with notable firsts.
Remarkable among them was Nigeria’s female sled group who turned into Africa’s first historically speaking sled group to fit the bill for the Winter Olympics. Ghana’s Akwasi Frimpong and Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo additionally turned into Africa’s first male and female skeleton competitors to include at the Winter Olympics. Kenya’s Sabrina Simader and Eritrea’s Shannon-Ogbani Abeda additionally impacted the world forever as the principal snow capped skiers to speak to their separate nations.
With preparations underway for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, expectations are high and more African athletes are looking to qualify and compete.
It is in this quest that Ghanaian fitness instructor Jennifer Boateng is looking to add her name in the history books. Recruited by Akwasi Frimpong, Jennifer is poised to become Africa’s first ever monobob athlete to feature at the Winter Olympics should she qualify.
Women’s Monobob is new to the winter competition as it was announced last year that it will be added to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games programme as the sixth discipline. The others are Women’s Skeleton, Men’s Skeleton, Women’s Monobob, 2-Woman Bobsleigh, 2-Man Bobsleigh and 4-Man Bobsleigh.
Take a look at photos of her training at the Calgary Olympic Bobsled track in Canada. Wishing her the very best of luck!