Nigeria's bobsled women's team eyes Winter Olympics


Nigeria will be represented at the Winter Olympics for the first time ever, thanks to history makers, Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, individuals who make up the women's team that qualified for the bobsled event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. This women's team completed all five qualifying races and will next be on their way to South Korea in February. I competed in track & field for University of Houston, and went on to become a three-time 100m hurdle Nigerian National Champion and 2012 Olympian for the country.

In an interview with CBC, Adigun revealed the team trained for the Olympics by building their own sled out of wood they bought at a hardware store.

That's why nations like Germany, Russia, Norway, and the United States have the largest collection of Winter Olympic medals, according to

Given that no African country has ever competed in the Bobsled, they can be pretty sure that they'll be the best ever at that. "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", he said in a statement.

The trio are also the Nigeria's first ever representative's at the games.

The qualification of Nigeria - where temperatures are now upwards of 35 degress Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) - has inevitably drawn comparisons with Jamaica's participation in the 1988 Games in Calgary, Canada, which led to the 1993 Hollywood film "Cool Runnings".

He spent thousands of dollars on phone calls trying to get approval from Ethiopian sports authorities before they finally gave him permission to participate in the 2006 Torino Games. About this informed one of the largest information portals.

On their Olympic debut, despite not finishing the race, the team gained the sympathy of sports fans around the world.