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2018 Winter Olympics Akwasi Frimpong may be out of medal contention, but he sure had the best helmet

Ghana's hope for a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics is lost after Akwasi Frimpong's first heat, but the Ghanaian appeared in style with a great helmet.

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Akwasi Frimpong may be out of medal contention, but he sure had the best helmet play

Akwasi Frimpong may be out of medal contention, but he sure had the best helmet

“I am that rabbit, and I have escaped the lions [of my past]. I am no longer being eaten by all the things around my life,” Ghana’s Akwasi Frimpong is reported to have said ahead of his men’s skeleton heat at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Halfway through the men’s skeleton competition, the Ghanaian is out of medal contention after finishing his first heat last among a group of 30 athletes.

Frimpong had a time record of 53.97 seconds for his first run and 54.46 seconds for his second run with another heat set for Friday, February 16, 2018.

Ghana's Winter Olympics representative, Akwasi Frimpong play

Ghana's Winter Olympics representative, Akwasi Frimpong

(PA Images)

 

However, the Olympic dream was far more than one without challenges and as Akwasi says, he will not be eaten by all the things around his life.

READ MORE: Akwasi Frimpong having the time of his life at Pyeongchang

“I didn't think I really wanted to do it. A third sport trying out again, I was afraid of getting disappointed again. But my wife is the one that told me, 'Hey, I don't want you to be 99 years old and still be whining about your Olympic dream, so let's go for it,” the Ghanaian Skeleton athlete narrates to the BBC.

So, for Akwasi Frimpong, the Olympic dream came through, technically.

Akwasi Frimpong play

Akwasi Frimpong

 

Representing at an Olympics means so much to athletes and Ghana’s representative made sure he did it in style.

Helmets are a must for skeleton athletes and for Akwasi Frimpong, his had to tell a story. That’s where his talk about a rabbit escaping lions come to play.

And it’s not just about the analogy behind the design, the art itself is a work of beauty.

Frimpong might have missed out on medal contention at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but he surely had the best helmet and story considering his background and road to Olympics glory.

Here are other contestants and their helmet.

Kevin Boyer

Kevin Boyer of Canada play

Kevin Boyer of Canada

(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Dave Greszczyszyn of Canada

Dave Greszczyszyn of Canada play

Dave Greszczyszyn of Canada

(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Maria Marinela Mazilu of Romania

Maria Marinela Mazilu of Romania play

Maria Marinela Mazilu of Romania

(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Mirela Rahneva of Canada

Mirela Rahneva of Canada play

Mirela Rahneva of Canada

(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Katie Uhlaender of the United States

Katie Uhlaender of the US play

Katie Uhlaender of the US

(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Joseph Luke Cecchini of Italy

Joseph Luke Cecchini of Italy play

Joseph Luke Cecchini of Italy

(Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Barrett Martineau of Canada

Barrett Martineau of Canada rides ferociously down the track on his sled. play

Barrett Martineau of Canada rides ferociously down the track on his sled.

(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images For IBSF)
 

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