Ghana's historic lone-ranger at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Akwesi Frimpong, has been honoured with a citation by Mayor Luke Bronin from Hartford, Connecticut.
Frimpong, who competed in the skeleton, stole the show at the Games with his special dress and helmet, expressed his gratitude to all who supported him to make it to the Games and looking forward to make it bigger at the 2022 Winter Games.
“When your efforts are recognized internationally. I am blessed and grateful.
“Thank you to the Ghanaian American Journal for inviting me to their event in Hartford as their special guest. I am excited to meet the Ghanaian professionals in the New England area.” Akwesi Frimpong wrote on his Facebook Page.
Born and raised in Kumasi, Ghana, Akwasi Frimpong moved to the Netherlands at the age of eight, where he lived as an illegal immigrant.