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Ghanaian Olympian Akwasi Frimpong to miss Beijing 2022 qualifiers after contracting COVID-19
- Ghanaian Olympian Akwasi Frimpong is set to miss the Beijing winter Olympics after contracting COVID-19 in Germany
- The qualification for the winter games in January will be based the qualifiers in Germany
- Akwasi Frimpong is the only Ghanaian Athlete to be involved in Bobsleigh and Skeleton qualifiers for the winter Olympics
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.
"Tested positive for COVID-19 here in Germany. I am fully vaccinated and have mild symptoms. I will miss the last three Olympics qualification races to have the chance to qualify for Beijing 2022. Sacrificed much and invested so much for four years," he wrote.
"Devastated! Currently in isolation and hope to return to my girls healthy soon."
His absence means Ghana will not have a representative at the Winter games in Beijing in January 2022.
Frimpong, a bobsledder and a skeleton athlete has been Ghana's only winter Olympian and participated at the 2018 Olympics.
Akwasi Frimpong takes inspiration from Chadwick Boseman
Earlier, SportsBrief.com reported that, Akwasi Frimpong, a Ghanaian athlete, has narrated how inspiration he drew from the late Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, causing him to make an impression at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
According to a news report by Pulse.com.gh, Akwasi participated in the Men' Skeleton training at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 7, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
Akwasi mentioned that his sterling performance was mainly because he desired to depict the role of Black Panther in real life.