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Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team qualify for 2018 Winter Olympics

BellaNaija.com

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Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga will be representing Nigeria at the Winter Olympics – the first time ever for the country – after completing five required races which qualify them for the bobsled event in Pyeong Chang, Colin Udoh of ESPN is reporting.

The 3-woman team 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.

Driver Seun told ESPN:

This is a huge milestone for sports in Nigeria, 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.

Visa has also announced plans to help solidify the team’s trip to the Olympic Winter Games.

According to Daily Post the Chief Brand and Innovation Marketing Officer at Visa, Chris Curtin said:

When we first heard their story we recognized the collective spirit of these athletes as a perfect fit for Team Visa.

By joining Team Visa, we hope to provide this group of determined athletes with a global stage to tell their story and inspire athletes all over the world to follow their dreams and never give up.

The athleticism and determination of each member of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team is palpable, as they push to rewrite history in their sport.

The women of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team joins Team Visa’s diverse roster of athletes, which includes: Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), Chloe Kim (USA), Gus Kenworthy (USA), Hilary Knight (USA), Oksana Masters (USA), Mark McMorris (Canada), Lee Sang-Hwa (South Korea), Kamil Stoch (Poland) and others.

Photo Credit: Twitter – @darrenrovell

8 Comments

  1. fee

    November 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Super proud!! Go girls

  2. Ms B

    November 17, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Awesomeness! Well done babes!

  3. Ese

    November 17, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Must be southerners ……when have you ever read such news and the North was mentioned………

    • Timb

      November 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      You my friend are a troll and and an “eediot”.

      You think the world cares about all this your north and south palaver. Al they see is black and Nigerian.

  4. zzzzzzzzzzz

    November 17, 2017 at 11:27 am

    As you all know the press is owned and controlled by the south, there are northerners who have achieved feats that would be recognized elsewhere but you would never see it in the Nigerian press.For instance Rimini Makama who is a northerner was appointed to the Microsoft Leader team, Fatima Mfe Garba who is a Nigerian female aerospace engineer,Swat Kasham Afengbai an award winnig photographer, This are just a few you never really hear anything about,

  5. Mz Socially Awkward....

    November 17, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Well, if Jamaica (another tropical nation, trying for a winter sport medal) could do it, then yes we can! 😀

    Go, go, go, ladies! Praying you do awesomely well!

    • xxx

      December 5, 2017 at 10:37 am

      I think I miss you

  6. Treacy Edward

    November 18, 2017 at 12:19 am

    God belss Nigeria in Christ Jesus Amen.

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