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Nigeria Makes First Appearance At 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Yesterday

Nigerian Bobsled team , led by  Akuoma Omeoga who was the bearer of the country’s flag as Nigeria makes its debut at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics yesterday, February 9, 2018.

The game which started yesterday, had Brakewoman Omeoga as part of the trio of Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere, driver and brakewoman respectively who have become West-Africa’s first bobsled team to qualify for the Winter Games

Another record breaker making the match at the Games alongside the trio is Simidele Adeagbo, Nigeria’s first female skeleton athlete to feature in the Winter Games event.

Standard beaarer of Nigerian team and Gbenga Elegbeleye, former Director-General, National Sports Commission, were also captured alongside the ladies moving the flag in a match past during the opening ceremony held at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.

With a total of 2,925 athletes from 92 countries and regions taking part, the 2018 Winter Olympics set a record for the largest number of competitors ever at the storied event.

Of these, eight African countries will be represented at the games, which is the most African participants in the history of the Winter Olympics.

Nigeria and Eritrea will enter uncharted territory as they make their debuts at the Games, with South Africa, Ghana, Morocco, Madagascar and Togo and Kenya being the other Africa nations in PyeongChang.

We Celebrate The Record Breaking Bobsled Team!

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