Zach Lund appointed Bobsled Performance Director

BY: Kweku Zurek
Zach Lund appointed Bobsled Performance Director
Zach Lund appointed Bobsled Performance Director

American skeleton racer, Zach Lund, has been appointed the Head Performance Director of Team Ghana by the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Ghana (BSFG) on a one-year deal.

Lund, 39, is an American skeleton racer who has competed since 2000, winning two bronze medals at the FIBT World Championships with one in 2007 (men's skeleton) and another in 2008 (mixed bobsleigh-skeleton team event).

“I have 20 years of experience being an athlete and a coach,” Lund said in a BSFG statement copied to the Daily Graphic.

“I know I can bring the knowledge and experience to help Team Ghana compete,” he added.

According to him, the decision to join Team Ghana as Head Performance Director was an easy one and he will work towards growing the sport and getting a Ghanaian racer an Olympic medal.

“It’s not about the nation winning medals; it’s about being with people who are there for the right reasons. The Olympics are about bringing people together,” Lund said.

Meanwhile, Ghana's second winter Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, has expressed his delight with the opportunity to work with Lund.

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“He is more than a coach. He is a mentor and we are blessed to have him on board. In 2022, Team Ghana wants to do more than just participate. We want to be competitive and Olympic level direction is necessary,” Frimpong said.