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Adeagbo moves closer to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

By Guardian Nigeria
07 January 2022   |   2:45 am
Nigeria's Skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, continues to make progress as she seeks to make her second appearance at the 2022 Winter Olympics Games in Beijing, China.

[FILES] Simidele Adeagbo | Konbini

Nigeria’s Skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, continues to make progress as she seeks to make her second appearance at the 2022 Winter Olympics Games in Beijing, China.

Adeagbo made history at the last Winter Olympics Games, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as Nigeria’s and Africa’s first female athlete to participate in Skeleton at the Winter Olympics, as well as the first black female Olympian in the sport.

“I’m excited for the final stretch of the season and the push towards the Beijing 2022 Olympics. Thanks again for your continued support. I’m looking forward to proudly representing Nigeria at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games,” she told the media team of the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Nigeria.

Since her historic outing in Pyeongchang, Adeagbo has continued to improve and her season’s highlights include top seven push start times at Beijing International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) sanctioned Skeleton race, four top-ten finishes in Europe and North American Cup monobob race, one top 25 finish in a World Cup monobob race, Personal best downtimes in six monobob races and Personal best push start times in five monobob races.

Adeagbo expressed gratitude to the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation led by Chief Solomon Ogba for supporting her quest to qualify for Beijing 2022.

In her words: “It’s been a banner season so far in which I’ve reached new levels of the sport as I’ve represented Team Nigeria.”

With personal best times in every race with the exception of the race which I was injured in, we are setting the bar high.”

She kicked off her racing for 2022 in Innsbruck, Austria, yesterday, where she is participating in the Europe Cup races in monobob.