To quote the 1993 cult classic Cool Runnings — “
Jamaica Nigeria we have a bobsled team.”
Well, almost. Three women want to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea as the first Nigerian bobsled team in history. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga are also hoping to start a bobsled foundation for Africa.
Their efforts mirror Cool Runnings, the 1993 film loosely based on the first-ever Jamaican national bobsled team at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
“I actually started doing a little bit more research and learned that Nigeria did not have, in history, a sports team that represent bobsled,” Adigun told Okay Africa. “So, I was like, ‘Wow, that would be something that’d be very positive and very good for the country itself.’” Read more…