Three women from Nigeria made history being the first #African bobsled team to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The women, driver Seun Adigun, brakewomen Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere qualified for Pyeongchang.
Nigerians have had success in the Summer Olympics in the past but no Nigerian, male or female, has ever competed in the Winter Olympics. This women’s team completed all five qualifying races and will next be on their way to South Korea in February.
“Ecstatic to say the least!” stated the Bobsled & Skeleton Sports Federation of Nigeria (BSFN). “To see a mere dream come to reality is a true blessing.”
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“Their hard work was inspiring and I hope Nigerians can appreciate what it took for them to achieve this,” said BSFN president Solomon Ogba.
“They are all very successful people in their own right — in sports and out of it, and somehow they are still motivated and still push for more success.
“I have watched them train and work hard to represent Nigeria at the Winter Olympics in a very technical and high risk sport and they have achieved that.”