- 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' 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, caused 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' 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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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 Boseman’s portrayal of King T’Challa in ‘Black Panther’, Akwasi set out to make his look, and impact as rich, black and cross-cultural as he could.
Akwasi 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.
"I knew that after the 2018 Olympic Games, I wasn’t just there anymore 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.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously gathered the report of a Nigerian makeup artist, Jane Richard, who paid tribute to the late Black Panther actor.
Richard transformed her face into that of the late actor using makeup. Social media users who were impressed with the transformation could not help but commend her level of creativity.