Year Began Competition:
Year National Team:
Former Sporting Career:
100 and 200 meters sprint
Do you have a favourite motivational quote?
Akwasi, what you need for success is already in you, it's a matter of believing in yourself, having the will to work hard, and to never giving up.
Who was the most influential person in your sporting career?
Sammy Monsels, a two time summer olympian for the Netherlands. He recruited me in track and field when I was 15 years old. When I was 17 he made me Dutch junior champion in the 200m sprints. believed I could one day become an Olympian with discipline and hardwork.
What’s your next/biggest goal in your sport?
To qualify for Beijing 2022.
Do you have an advice/good hint for young athletes who want to try out bobsleigh/skeleton?
Take your time to progress, be a sponge. Take notes, watch others slide and learn from them. And don't be afraid to try different things to see what works best for you.
What ist he one thing you always do after a good performance?
Have an Almond Magnum ice cream
5 MAR 2019
BMW IBSF Bobsleigh + Skeleton World Championships - Preview 2, Skeleton and 4-man Bobsleigh
30 NOV 2016
Preview: Season opener for the BMW IBSF bobsleigh and skeleton 2016/2017 World Cup series in Whistler