These Women Are On Their Way to Becoming Nigeria's First Bobsled Team
Three women are seeking 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 hoping to start a bobsled legacy for Africa. Qualifying for the Olympic games would make them the first Nigerian team ever to compete in bobsledding for the Winter Olympics.
But in order to compete, they need to raise at least $150,000 to cover the costs of all their gear. They started a GoFundMe and have since raised more than $10,000 and are on their way to reach their goal.
They also still need a real bobsled to replace the wood pushcart Adigun built to help her teammates understand the mechanics of the sport. They're hoping to be cleared to start racing soon so they can get some more practice on the ice.
Several people who have heard their story have referenced the classic movie "Cool Runnings," where a group of hopeful Jamaicans seek to create the nation's first bobsled team.
Adigun told Buzzfeed, "Coming up with this team had very little to do with the actual movie and everything to do with the legacy it created."
Photo Credit: Courtesy of GoFundMe