These Women Will Be Nigeria’s First-Ever Winter Olympians

These Women Will Be Nigeria’s First-Ever Winter Olympians

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Nigeria will be represented in the Winter Olympics for the first time ever in 2018, as their women’ bobsled team finished fifth in a qualifying race in Calgary.

Driver Seun Adigun and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga will be the first-ever African athletes to compete in Olympic bobsled.

“We are from a continent that would never imagine sliding down ice at 80 or 90 miles per hour,” Adigun said to BBC in March. “The idea of getting people to take to that in itself is empowering.”

 

The trio began training just last year in Houston on a wooden sled they dubbed “The Maeflower.” The Winter Olympics will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, February 9 – 25.

Written by Madison365 staff

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