By Chineze Ogugua
Nigeria’s representative in the skeleton event at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, Simidele Adeagbo, made history as the first Nigerian and African woman to participate at the event on Friday even though she finished last in the women’s individual skeleton runs 3 and 4 featuring 20 runners.
In run 1, Simidele ran 54.19secs and 54.58secs in run 2. She also could not make it up in runs 3 and 4 but credit should be given to her for stride, boldness and hope which she gave to Africa.
Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold took the gold at the event.
The Bobsled team comprising of Akuoma Omeoga, Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere will compete in the bobsleigh event tomorrow.
Whatever the result, the girls will forever be remembered for defying all odds and achieving this great feat.
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