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  • NigeriaWorldToday [Home] > Nigerian Sport > Nigerian Bobsled Ladies are Working to Make History in Korea 2018 Olympics

    Nigerian Bobsled Ladies are Working to Make History in Korea 2018 Olympics

    Nigerian bobsleigh team training in Canada
    Nigerian Bobsled Female Team

    Coming Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games will be an unforgettable one for Nigerians if the trio of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga get their dream of qualifying for Bobsled in the 2018 Korean Winter Olympics come to pass.

    Bobsled is a game in which electrically-powered sled is driven on an icy surface control by three or four people. And as winter and snow is strange here in Nigeria, so also is the game, bobsleigh, strange to Nigerians.

    The three Nigerian ladies are doing everything possible to be the first Nigerian Olympics bobsled team. These women who were once track and field athletes are training hard in faraway Canada and they are just three competitions away qualifying for the 2018 Olympics.

    The power trio is seemingly speaking their anticipated victory into existence, by sharing the perfect recipe for their foreseeable success: “A little faith, support and willingness to persevere.”



    Training and equipment for Bobsled is very expansive and the ladies need about $150,000 to realize their dream of making it to the Korea 2018 Olympics.

    Getting little support from Nigeria Olympic Committee, Adigun, a driver for the Texas-based collective, started a GoFundMe Crowd-Funding Campaign to help support their pursuits to become the first Nigerian team to compete in the bobsled game of the Winter Olympics.

    And so far they have received $17,000. Seun Adigun shared her appreciation of the people who have contributed so far:

    I would like to extend a very special greeting to each and every one of you who have played a role in the growth of our campaign. You are truly a blessing and I am grateful to share in this historic journey with you.

    Since the last update so many amazing things have happened. We had our homecoming as a team back to Nigeria over the last week and had the opportunity to not only meet face to face with some of our Nigerian Olympic Committee members, but also speak to our fellow Nigerians about what exactly we are trying to achieve. It was extremely heartwarming to know that people could see how genuine we were about making a positive impact and how sincere our mission to excellence has become.

    We were able to answer questions about our financial obligations and share that our intentions as a team were to focus on what great things we can bring back to the country of Nigeria and not what we expect to receive. It is truly an honor to
    be in a position to drive this team, this country, and this continent on the path to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

    God bless you all.
    – Love, Seun Adigun –

    Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga have visited Nigeria to make known their dream and desires of making it to coming Olympics and create record for their motherland.

    wooden replica of bobsled
    The Ladies showing off on Wooden Replica of Bobsleigh when they brought their campaign to Nigeria

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