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Nigeria qualifies for Winter Olympics for the first time ever

By News Express on 18/11/2017

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•History makers Akuoma Omeoga (left), Seun Adigun (middle) and Ngozi Onwumere
•History makers Akuoma Omeoga (left), Seun Adigun (middle) and Ngozi Onwumere

Nigeria’s women’s bobsled team, consisting  the trio of Akuoma Omeoga, Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere,  has qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The three-member team — which was only formed in 2016 — is the first to represent Nigeria at the winter event, to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February next year.

Driver Seun Adigun, brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omega, qualified for the event over five races held in Utah, Whistler and Calgary.

In 2012, Adigun competed in the women’s 100 metre hurdles at the summer Olympics.

She told ESPN that the qualification is a “huge milestone for sports in Nigeria”.

Adigun hopes that the bobsled team will help create opportunities for winter sports to take place in Nigeria.

“Our objective now is to be the best representation of Africa that the Winter Olympics have ever witnessed,” she said.

Adigun started a Go Fund Me campaign late last year to raise $US75,000 to fund their Olympic bid, which they achieved in 11 months.

President of the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba, said in a statement he hopes Nigerians can appreciate the effort the team has put in, “the work, the discipline, and the personal sacrifices.”

Mr Ogba he was proud the team was representing their country in “a very technical and high risk sport”.

Another Nigerian competitor, Simidele Adeagbo, is just two races away from qualifying for the Skeleton competition. (MSN/NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 18/11/2017 12:32:23 PM

 

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