Nigeria at the Winter Olympic Games

Nigeria has never sent a team to the Winter Olympic Games, however that is set to change in PyeongChang, South Korea 2018 as a US-based trio of Nigerian women athletes have qualified be the first African bobsled team at the Winter Olympics.

Driver Seun Adigun and brakewomen Akuoma Omeoga, Ngozi Onwumere have qualified for Pyeongchang 2018. Seun Adigun ran for Nigeria in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

They are not the only Nigerians to represent their country at these Olympics. Simidele Adeagbo will make history as the first female skeleton athlete from Africa. An ex-triple jumper, she was inspired by and wanted to join the bobsledders, then took up skeleton and qualified even though her first race ever was in November 2017.

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