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By Chineze Ogugua

Nigerian bobsled pilot, Seun Adigun has been given an official recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the first African, man or woman, to compete at both the Winter and Summer Olympics.

Adigun led three other team members, Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga and Simi Adeagbo to represent Nigeria at the recently held Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea.

In a message by Ayako Ito of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), she stated that The Olympic Study Centre has confirmed that Seun Adigun is the first ever African athlete to achieve the milestone.

The 31-year old was given the accolade alongside Pita Taufatofua of Tonga, a taekwondoist turned skier.

Adigun on her part expressed her delight at being bestowed with such a prestigious accolade and restated her commitment to African excellence in sports.

Photo by: Kelechi Amadi-Obi

 

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