Nigeria as a country has never competed in this sport but is going to its first-ever Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next year — thanks to the women’s bobsled team.
Driver Seun Adigun and brakewomen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga are determined to make it to the competition.
All three of the women are runners based in the US.
“This is a huge milestone for sports in Nigeria,” driver Adigun told KweséESPN. “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.”
Nigeria could yet secure another spot at the Games, with driver Simidele Adeagbo just three races away from qualifying for the Skeleton competition.