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Meet Nigeria’s first Winter Olympics athletes

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The trio of SEUN ADIGUN, NGOZI ONWUMERE and AKUOMA OMEOGA, may be Nigeria’s first Winter Olympics athletes if they meet their funding campaign of $150,000 for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Nigeria has participated in the Summer Olympics (with medals in Athletics, Boxing, Soccer, Taekwando and Weightlifting) and in the Paralympics, but never in the Winter Olympics, and this trio led by Seun Adigun may break the ice in this regard.

Nigeria's first Winter Olympics atheletes

Nigeria’s first Winter Olympics athletes

To achieve this however, the athletes have setup a crowdfunding page with a target of $150,000 to participate in the Bobsled event (Bobsleigh or bobsled is a winter sport in which teams of two or four teammates make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled. The timed runs are combined to calculate the final score – Wikipedia).

Seun Adigun has competed in the Summer Olympics of 2012 in London and in the World Championships of Berlin 2009 and Deagu 2011 as a 100m sprinter. Ngozi Onwumere has also competed in the All African Games with medals to her name.

Please visit the crowdfunding page and support the trio to realise their dream. At the moment they have raised over $2000

https://www.gofundme.com/nigeria-womens-bobsled-team

 

 

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