Carlos Mäder: Meet Ghana's Sole Representative At The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing Next Month

Carlos Mäder: Meet Ghana's Sole Representative At The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing Next Month

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Ghana will have a representation at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, which starts next month in China
  • Carlos Mäder, a Ghanaian Alpine Skier has qualified for the competition which begins on February 3, 2022
  • He becomes the third Ghanaian to compete in the winter Olympics after Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong and Akwasi Frimpong

The winter Olympics will begin early next month in Beijing, with over a 100 athletes set to battle it out for laurels in the Chinese capital.

Africa may not have large numbers at the event, but Ghana will be represented by Cape Coast born Carlos Carlos Mäder.

Carlos Mäder also known as Kojo Benya Brown becomes the third Ghanaian to compete at the winter Olympics after trailblazer Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong and Akwasi Frimpong.

Carlos Mäder is an Alpine Skier from Ghana and will be in Beijing 2022. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GSportsHistory
Carlos Mäder will be Ghana's only representative at the Winter Olympics this year. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GSportsHistory
Source: Twitter

He qualified for Alpine Skiing and will be the second skier for the West African country to participate at the Olympics.

What you need to know about Carlos Mäder

Carlos Mäder, also known as Kojo Benya Brown is a ski racer for my country of birth Ghana. According to Carlos, he is not skiing to win but wants to set a good example and show young people in Switzerland, where he grew up, and Ghana that you can do anything with the necessary will and effort.

Brown was born on October 23rd, 1978 in Cape Coast, Ghana. Since his mother was alone and unable to support him, she had to put me up for adoption. He was adopted by a Swiss family. Carlos Brown grew up in the heart of Switzerland.

Sport has played an important role in his life. Carlos started skiing at the age 3 and later competed in ski races as a member of the regional squad.

In 2017, Carlos set the goal of representing Ghana, his country of birth, at the Winter Olympics. He missed this dream in 2018. But was able to take part in the Ski World Championships 2019 in Åre (Sweden) for Ghana.

Four years and many hours of training later, he finally made it and qualified for Beijing 2022 in the giant slalom.

Akwasi Frimpong to miss Beijing 2022 after contracting COVID-19

Earlier, reported that, Ghanaian athlete Akwasi Frimpong could miss the winter Olympics after contracting COVID-19 while in Germany where the qualification is ongoing.

Akwasi Frimpong broke the news on his social media handle, revealing how devastated he is as he is set to miss the competition in January.

In a quote on Twitter, Frimpong confirmed he will miss the winter Olympic Games.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.