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Nigeria’s Women’s Bobsled Team Become First African Team to Qualify for Winter Olympics

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Nigeria’s Women’s Bobsled Team Become First African Team to Qualify for Winter Olympics

“Nigeria will be represented at the Winter Olympics for the first time ever after their women’s team qualified for the bobsled event at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Driver Seun Adigun and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga completed the fifth of their required five qualifying races on Wednesday, becoming the first African team, men or women, to qualify in the Bobsled category.

In women’s bobsled, teams are required to complete five races to qualify. The Nigeria team, led by driver Adigun – a former African 100m hurdles champion and 2012 summer Olympian – completed races in Utah, one in Whistler, and their final two races in Calgary on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“This is a huge milestone for sports in Nigeria,” driver Adigun told KweséESPN. “Nothing makes me prouder than to know that I can play a small role in creating 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…”

Full story on ESPN UK.

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