Its been almost 30 years since someone turned our heads and made us REALLY excited for the Winter Olympics! The 2018 Winter Olympics will feature three women from Nigeria competing in the women’s bobsled, becoming the first athletes from Africa to qualify for the Olympics in the sport. They also will be the first Nigerian athletes TO EVER compete in the Winter Olympics!!
The three women are driver Seun Adigun and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga. To qualify for the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, the team needed to complete five qualifying races. They just finished number 5 in Calgary and will represent Nigeria, and Africa, in the 2018 Bobsled Olympic Competition in South Korea next year.
“We are from a continent that would never imagine sliding down ice at 80 or 90 miles per hour,” Adigun said to BBC in March.
The Nigerian bobsled team has a track and field background much the men from Jamaica who became the inspiration for the movie “Cool Runnings,”. They started a GoFundMe to help raise money for the process, and signed a sponsorship deal with Visa this past week.
FEEL THE RHYTHM, FEEL THE RIDE...GET ON UP...IT'S BOBSLED TIME!!!