Winter Olympics: Serena Happy To See Nigeria Compete
For the first time in history of the Olympic Winter Games, Nigeria will be represented by a three-women bobsled team.
In fact, it will be first time ever that the continent of Africa will be represented in the sport of bobsled.
The wow effect this noble feat is having across the world can only be imagined.
Tennis legend, Serena Williams has also caught the bug and singing the praises of the trio of Segun Adigun, 31, Akuoma Omeoga, 25, and Ngozi Onwumere, 26.
She tweeted this:
This video literally gave me chills, I am so excited to watch Nigeria compete in the winter Olympics bobsledding race the first time an African country has ever competed in bobsledding! ???@beatsbydre #abovethenoise pic.twitter.com/zLDPLJfcIQ— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) January 19, 2018
Adigun hopes the Nigerian bobsled team will inspire more Africans to try winter Olympic sports. “There is no reason why people should feel like there’s only one lane they need to stay in,” she says. “Diversity explains to people that there are no limits in this life.”
The Nigerian women likely won’t bring a medal home. But the world, knowing that the team’s mere presence at the 2018 Winter Olympics counts as an epic victory, will be watching. “I can’t wait to get to that stage,” says Adigun, “and give people every ounce of our passion.”
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