The bobsleigh event at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games has come to an end with the Nigerian bobsled team finishing 20th.
As much as they would have loved to win, they are glad they gave their best and made history.
“It’s quite amazing, I’m overwhelmed with joy and overwhelmed with the idea of knowing that history was made and we gave everything we had to do it. This was just one of those days that you can’t really describe. Full of all kinds of emotions – full of relief, full of history,” Seun Adigun said.
The women already plan to try again at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
“By God’s grace you will see Nigeria in Beijing. We did everything we could. People are super-stoked back in Nigeria. We just pray all of our resilience does foster into some future athletes.”
Ngozi Onwumere, who was a late replacement after Akuoma Omeoga fell ill overnight, added, “I can only express myself with tears, just because it’s been a long road and finally we’ve completed it. I can only imagine how it is, back home in Nigeria.”
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