Winter Olympics: Nigeria's Simidele Adeagbo Braces Up For Action
Africa’s first female skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo says she is training hard ahead of her maiden show at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday.
Skeleton is a winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled, known as a skeleton bobsled (or -sleigh), down a frozen track while lying face down (prone).
Adeagbo, who is in South Korea alongside the Nigerian bobsled team, took to her Instagram page @simisleighs to disclose to her teeming fans the state of her preparedness for action on Friday.
I’m training hard and getting ready to compete on the world’s biggest stage on Friday Feb. 16th at 20:20 (Korea time) and Saturday, Feb. 17th at 20:20 (Korea time). Check ur local listings for when and where u can see me make history! ??@GettySport ????????????#historyinthemaking #breakingbarriers #bsfnigeria #sleighsimisleigh
“Am training hard and getting ready to compete on the world’s biggest stage on Friday, 20:20 Korean time and Saturday same time.’’
Adeagbo, a former track and field athlete, took to her Olympic dream only six months ago.
She has been drawing inspiration from the trio of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga who make up the bobsled team.
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