Athlete narrates how Chadwick Boseman inspired him to rep at Olympics

Athlete narrates how Chadwick Boseman inspired him to rep at Olympics

- A Ghanaian athlete who was at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games has said that Chadwick Boseman was his inspiration

- According to the sportsman, named Akwasi Frimpong, he dressed in the Black Panther suit to depict the character in real life

- Akwasi participated in the Men's Skeleton training at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 7, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea

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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's 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.

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Ghanaian athlete narrates how Chadwick Boseman inspired him to rep at Olympic Games

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While diving headfirst on a brakeless sled, high on aerodynamics and doing 80 miles per hour on Pyeongchang’s frozen ice track at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Akwasi Frimpong pondered the significance of Chadwick Boseman and his portrayal of the Black Panther.

“When I was competing, a lot of people said we have our own hero. King T’challa on ice. They talked about how important the representation was,” said Frimpong

Inspired by Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of King T’Challa in Black Panther, Akwasi Frimpong set out to make his look and impact as rich, black and cross-cultural as he could.

Akwasi Frimpong also disclosed that he usually wore a Ghana outfit to his games but on the occasion of the Winter Olympic Games in 2018, he decided to rather use a Black Panther outfit to represent the entire African continent.

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"I knew that after the 2018 Olympic Games, I wasn’t just there any more to represent the 20-million people. I wanted to represent 1.2-billion people and that’s where the story of the Hope of a Billion comes in," he mentioned.

In another interesting Briefly.co.za report, a professional motorbike rider called Mohammed Lary has revealed that he was able to support his family and buy land for himself because of his Okada business.

Mohammed explained that he started the okada business only five years ago but has been able to gather enough funds to cater for his family's needs.

Mohammed Lary, who graduated from senior high school and was unable to further his education due to lack of money, said he started riding okada after his car broke down as he worked as a driver.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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