Bobsled

Nigeria’s Bobsled team finish bottom-placed in event’s ranking on debut at Olympics

Nigeria’s women bobsled team, composed of Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere, finished in the bottom of the ranking for the bobsled event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in their first appearance at the grand stage.

The team, who made an historic appearance at the Games being the first Nigerian team to represent the country at the Winter Olympics, fought hard for a good name for themselves in the bobsled event.

The athletes showed flashes of their quality in the official training heats of the event as they moved places about the bottom three.

However, the team displayed some rather lacklustre performances in the official heats held afterwards and they remained bottom-placed for the entirety of the four heats they took.

Cumulatively, the team managed a result of 3:29:60 seconds – the summation of the time they expended in the four official heats – and this was 7:15 seconds shy of the first-placed team.

Germany’s duo of Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz claimed the gold medal while USA team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs were awarded the silver medal. Canadian twosome of Kaillie Humphires and Phylicia George settled for the bronze medal.

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