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In Photos: Ghanaian-American Skier Maame Biney Reunites With Ghana’s Only Winter Olympics Athlete

Proudly representing Ghana at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea is Akwasi Frimpong. Born in Ghana, he migrated to the Netherlands at a very young age to join his family. Frimpong made history by becoming Ghana’s first skeleton athlete to qualify for a Winter Olympic event.

18-year old speed skater 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 was also born in Ghana but migrated to the United States at a young age.

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The two Ghanaian born athletes crossed paths at the Olympic village and took an adorable and memorable photo.

We’ve also been keeping tabs on what both athletes have been up to in Pyeongchang on their social media pages. Check them out. All the best to Akwasi and Maame! Bring home the gold!


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