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Bobsled and Skeleton Federation – Ghana holds combine for athletes

 

Some members and staff of Bobsled and Skeleton Federation

On Saturday September 29, the Bobsled Skeleton Federation – Ghana held an athlete combine to test potential new athletes for the team.  The BSF- Ghana flew in three athletes from across the country and put them through several strength and explosiveness drills.

“What we are really looking for is to see if they have what it takes to become a bobsled or skeleton athlete to see if they have the fitness for it,” said Akwasi Frimpong, Technical Director of BSF-Ghana and Ghana’s first Skeleton Olympian.  “We’re also looking for good attitude as well.  We just want to see what they have in them and kind of introduce them to our goal of bringing Ghana to the next winter Olympics.”

Other members of the Team were also on hand to coach the athletes about the physical and mental aspects of elite-level competition, including former World Class Skeleton competitor Zach Lund, who was recently named the Team’s High-Performance Director.

After the combine, the athletes were inspired by the experience.

“I think this is a step forward to what I want to do,” said Eric Owusu.  “Lots of great people I met today, so I’m really excited for the future.”

Team members

“The only competition I have is with myself,” said Jennifer Boateng.  “This is all new to me.  I’m going to shoot for the best. Whatever I can do, I’m going to do.”

Frimpong says the tryouts are the first step in creating a successful team heading toward the 2022 Winter Olympics.

“We know there is talent out there and we will do what it takes to find them before Beijing 2022. And at a certain point in life it can’t just be about you.  If you’re not helping someone to get better what is the point?  And not to forget, I am just very excited to have teammates on tour.”

For more info:  contact@bsfghana.com

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