Ohenewa Akuffo

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Ohenewa Akuffo
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Born February 15, 1979 (1979-02-15) (age 36)
North York, Ontario, Canada

Ohenewa Akuffo (born February 15, 1979) is an Olympic freestyle wrestler for Canada. She was born in North York, Ontario and currently resides in Brampton, Ontario.

Ohenewa Akuffo is a Brampton, Ontario native who competed in Olympic-style wrestling for 20 years. Throughout her career as a high-performance athlete, Ohenewa has represented Canada in several World Championships. She has traveled around the world for numerous competitions, has won many feats and was a presenter at the 2013 International Olympic Academy Young Participants' Session. Her notable achievements include: · Commonwealth Games Gold medalist · World Silver & Bronze medalist · 2009 Brampton Hall of Fame Inductee · Canadian Olympian · Two-time silver medalist at the Pan American Games · Ten-time Senior National Champion

Her experience as an Olympian and world wrestling medalist culminated in her becoming a sought-after professional speaker and entrepreneur. She is also the founder of Bodily Prosperity, a company she established on principles she derived from her high-performance lifestyle as a world-class athlete. Bodily Prosperity is a multi-service company focused on helping clients achieve better health, better life, and a better body image.

As a community advocate with a passion for inspiring youth and young adults to achieve greatness, Ohenewa spends a lot of her time speaking at schools and community organizations. She also works with the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Pan American Games, Plan Canada, Heart & Stroke Foundation and Right To Play on speaking series. She has also partnered with RBC and Bell Canada to speak at corporate events. Ohenewa is always looking to speak and inspire people of all ages.


Akuffo is of Ghanaian descent. She won a bronze medal on 2008 FILA Wrestling World Championships. Akuffo lived in Accra, Ghana (West Africa) from the ages of three to eight.

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