Bobsled Pilot Seun Adigun Gets Olympics Accolades
Nigerian bobsled pilot, Seun Adigun continues to break new boundaries and set standards.
This comes after leading three other team members to represent Nigeria at the recently held Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea.
Adigun, who also recently bagged a doctorate degree in Chiropractic has now been officially recognized as the first African, both in the male or female categories to compete in both the winter and summer Olympics.
Ayako Ito of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in a message noted that The Olympic Study Centre has confirmed the achievement.
It would be noted the African star athlete and bobsled driver is among the only two athletes to be so recognized at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The second being of Pita Taufatofua of Tonga, a taekwondoist turned skier.
Adigun and Taufatofua now join a list of elite Summer and Winter Olympians catalogued by online reference site, Wikipedia.
Adigun, who represented Nigeria in Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics and Nigeria in Bobsleigh at the 2018 Winter Olympics, expressed her delight at being bestowed with such a prestigious accolade.
Discussing her preparations for the 2012 Summer Games, Adigun remarked, “My preparations during athletics was driven by the desire to prove to myself that I was capable of competing with the best in the world in the women's 100 meter hurdles. I wanted to look back on my career as a hurdler and know that despite any limitations or health obstacles, I genuinely gave all that I had to achieving the highest level of competition”.
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