For the first time ever, Nigeria will be represented at the Winter Olympics Bobsled Event in 2018 after the Women’s Team representing the country did well to qualify for the event which will take place in PyeongChang.
This team became the first African team, men or women, to qualify in the Bobsled category, after completing the fifth of their required five qualifying races on Wednesday.
The team include driver Seun Adigun, and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga.
President of the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba, had this to say:
“I commend the personal dedication and commitment of these women. Their hard work was inspiring and I hope Nigerians can appreciate what it took for them to achieve this – the work, the discipline, and the personal sacrifices. They were amazing throughout this journey.
“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. They should be very proud, and I am very proud of them.”
Meanwhile, driver Simidele Adeagbo is two races away from qualifying for the Skeleton Competition, and this means that Nigeria could secure that spot as well.