Former track star Simidele Adeagbo has just emerged the First African Female Skeleton Athlete and she is from Nigeria! This country is indeed blessed with stars!
The 36-year old Nigerian born -South Africa based athlete has always loved all things related to sports. She even did track and field at the University of Kentucky where she was named a four-time all-american, and with a stroke of luck gained entrance into the US Olympic track and field team in 2008.
Inspired by the Nigerian bobsled team who are trail blazers in terms of winter sports, she resolved to emulate their positive achievements and kept in touch.
In August 2017,she went for the bobsled tryout in Texas but got to know skeleton instead, a sport of which she had no prior knowledge. Instantly, she got hooked and firmed her resolve to emerge a success at the sports.
Her determination and endles hours spent practicing is finally paying off as she is just one race away from success. Adeagbo will be representing Nigeria, as well as the African continent at the 2018 winter Olympics in PyeongChang as the first female African Skeleton. She got qualified after coming 3rd in her 5th qualifying race held in Lake Placid, New York, Simidele made this known through her Instagram post.
Simidele is currently preparing for her 6th race, lets all join hands together to support and pray for her.
We Are Proud Of You Simidele! The Sky Is Your Stepping Stone!