One of the most decorated bodybuilders currently in Ghana, Godwin Frimpong is not giving up on his dream of winning the Mr. Olympia competition.
The back to back Mr. Africa and Mr. Ecowas winner who has been into bodybuilding in Ghana for the past seven years wants to be the first Ghanaian to achieve that feat adding that he believes it is very possible.
I have been in this sport for quite some time now and I will say so far so good in terms of winning trophies and medals for both the country and on a personal level.”
“I came into this sport with one aim and that hasn’t changed over the years, and that is to compete with the world great bodybuilders on one stage in the Mr. Olympia competition”, the ambitious and highly confident Frimpong told www.totalsportsgh.com in an interview.
Frimpong was one of the three athletes who won Ghana gold at this year’s Arnold Classic competition held in South Africa, an achievement he stressed has been his highest in his career so far.
He participated in the ‘Men’s Bodybuilding up to 85kg’ and won that category beating stiff opposition from some famous bodybuilders from all over the world.
“I will say my biggest win in this profession came this year at the Arnold Classic where I participated in the ‘Men’s Bodybuilding up to 85kg’ and won gold. It was a good feeling and we are going to use it as a launching pad to fight for more laurels for the nation”, he added.
Frimpong knows too well that to get to his destination, he needs to grab that elusive PRO Card every professional bodybuilder craves for.
“We are working hard to get Ghana another PRO Card and that is the immediate plan for now. I missed it narrowly at the Arnold Classic this year despite going to the finals with my two other Ghanaian brothers, Derrick Marley and Joe Bataba.”
“We are still pushing and putting in the works to make sure that dream is achieved. My senior colleague Cyril Kofi Adjah won a PRO Card at last year’s competition and we were all looking forward to a brace. But that notwithstanding the future is bright for bodybuilding in Ghana and with God on our side, we should achieve our dreams sooner than later.”
Godwin is the Founder of Star Workout and a personal bodybuilding trainer. He’s also a Body Fuel Ghana sponsored athlete.
He is one of the many bodybuilders under the wings of the Ghana Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (GBFA), which is led by its President, Abdul Hayye Yartey.
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