Two young women, Linda Okoro and April Obi Young have joined the Nigerian bobsled and skeleton teams, following the PyeongChang 2018 debut.
Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga made history this year as they represented Nigeria, becoming the first African athletes to compete in the bobsled competition at the Games. Inspired by the Bobsled team, Simi Adeagbo joined them to become Nigeria’s first skeleton athlete.
The team is now lead by Olympic Skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, Linda Okoro will pilot the women’s bobsled team, while April Young will join Simi in skeleton competition!
On Nigeria’s Independence Day, the Bobsled Skeleton Federation of Nigeria announced that the addition of the two athletes and that the team will be led by returning Olympian, Seun Adeagbo, who will continue to compete in skeleton and would be joined by Denver-based skeleton, April Obiageli Young.
Houston-based Linda Okoro will be the women’s bobsled team’s driver.
The athletes are already preparing for their journey to Beijing 2022.
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Lead by returning Olympic Skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, we are pleased to announce the women of BSFN's 2018-2019 Bobsled & Skeleton teams! Linda Okoro (@linokoro) will pilot our women's bobsled team, while April Young (@a_obiyoung) will join @simisleighs in skeleton competition! . LET THE WINTER BEGIN!! Cheers to this road to #Beijing2022 🎉🇳🇬🙌🏾 . #Nigeria #Naija #Independence #Day #HappyBirthday #Bobsled #Skeleton #BSFN #Winter #Olympians #Olympics #History #Integrity #Innovation #Committment #Community #IBSF @ibsfsliding