#CoolRunnings2.0 — #SeunAdigun, #NgoziOnwumere and #AkuomaOmeoga from #Nigeria will compete in the women’s #bobsled, becoming the first athletes from #Africa to qualify for the #Olympics in the sport. They also will be the first Nigerian athletes ever to compete in the #WinterOlympics. “We are from a continent that would never imagine sliding down ice at 80 or 90 miles per hour. The idea of getting people to take to that in itself is empowering.” - Adigun
Like the men from Jamaica who became the inspiration for the movie “Cool Runnings,” the Nigerian bobsled team has a track and field background. Adigun competed for Nigeria in the 2012 #LondonGames as a hurdler and ran at the University of Houston. Onwumere won two medals as a sprinter at the 2015 #AfricanGames, and Omeoga was a sprinter at Minnesota.