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Winter Olympics: Nigerian, African History Maker Adeagbo Cherishes “Amazing” Experience

Winter Olympics: Nigerian, African History Maker Adeagbo Cherishes “Amazing” Experience

By Johnny Edward: Simidele Adeagbo is satisfied with her debut performance in the Skeleton event at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea despite finishing 20th out of 20 competitors, reports.

Adeagbo made history at the Games by becoming the first ever female African and Nigerian to compete in the Skeleton.


The 36-year-old Nigerian also set a new personal best record and push time in her debut appearance.

Adeagbo recorded the push time of 5:06 second and personal best down time 54:19 seconds.

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“It was so amazing. It’s so amazing I will cherish for the rest of my life. Thanks for the love and support. I’m really proud of what I have done in PyeongChang, South Korea,” Adeagbo said in a video she posted on Instagram.

“Victory is mine! My heart is full. I’m overflowing with joy. I answered the call and served Nigeria with all my strength. This shinning moment will live on in time forever,” she wrote.

“The world has now seen the first Nigerian, African and black woman to compete in the Skeleton at the Winter Olympics. The barrier is broken.

“The door is wide open. The legacy is in place and the trail has blazed for this chosen generation and those still to come. We keep rising.”

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