Kumasi (RWH) 62 kids in the Bono Region of Ghana took the chance to try bobsledding and skeleton. The 34 girls and 28 boys participated in a bobsled and skeleton camp held in August in Ghana by the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Ghana (BSF-Ghana) in partnership with the Sunyani Senior High School.
With its camp, BSF-Ghana hopes to get more kids in Ghana introduced to the winter sport of bobsleigh and skeleton with wooden sleds made in Ghana.
Ghana’s first skeleton Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, who competed in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, supports camps in Ghana to introduce the sport to the youth,”“We hope to receive the necessary support in the near future to get more kids in Ghana involved and prepare them to compete internationally for their homeland.” Frimpong said. The skeleton athlete is currently training with the aim to qualify for the 2026 Milano-Cortina Winter Olympic Games.