Harry Aikines-Aryeetey is currently on MTV’s newest series of Farm Celebrities, but who is this top athlete and how old is he?
What medals did he win? And what about his personal life?
Read on for the answers to these questions and more.
Is Harry Aikines-Aryeetey a sprinter?
Yes, Harry is a professional British sprinter and has won several prestigious medals and awards.
He was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2005.
And he was the first athlete to win gold medals at 100 meters and 200 meters at the World Youth Championships.
Other sporting successes include first place in the 4 × 100 meter relay at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
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In addition, several top positions were awarded in races of the previous European team championships.
Last September, he became British Champion for the first time at the Muller British Athletics Championships.
This was his 12th attempt and he earned the 100 meter gold.
Achieved at Manchester Regional Arena under lockdown conditions – he admitted the incredible performance was a bit bittersweet.
Speaking to the Press Association, Harry said, “I know it’s bittersweet that not everyone is here, but I made up my mind to come and I can only beat whoever is here.
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“It feels great. I’m not going to be British and say I have to wait until next year, that’s what matters – I’m going to enjoy this moment and I love it now. “
How old is he?
Harry was born on August 29, 1988. As of February 2021, he will be 32 years old.
Is Harry Aikines-Aryeetey Married?
Harry appears to be in a long-term relationship and became a father for the first time in 2020.
However, the name of his partner and daughter is not yet publicly known.
Harry has shared several adorable snaps and videos of his little one – including jokingly lifting them as a weight during a workout session.
He also announced that his daughter was born earlier than expected but is still healthy and beautiful.
Is Harry on social media?
Harry is indeed on social media. You can follow his journey on his official Instagram account @aikines.
He currently has over 234,000 Instagram followers.
He also has an officer Youtube Channel in which he shows training routines.
What does he do with celebrities on the farm?
He’s on the current Celebs on The Farm series on MTV.
According to his social circle, he faces a challenge but also asked his followers not to laugh at him.
He labeled the poster of the show on his Insta: “I’m anything for a challenge, but this Deffo has brought me out of my comfort zone.
“Excited to share the trip with all of you … although please don’t laugh at me too much.”
Who else is on celebs on the farm?
Harry joins the likes of Kerry Katona, Holly Hagan, Lady Colin Campbell, Linda Robson, Shaun Williamson, Montana Brown, Malique Thompson Dwyer, Duncan James, and Cheryl Hole.
The show will air on MTV at 9pm on weekdays. You can watch past eps in the MTV app.
Or you can stream entire past series via the My5 app.
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