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Winter Olympics: Nigeria’s Adeagbo Pleased With “Awesome Debut” Despite Placing 20th

Winter Olympics: Nigeria’s Adeagbo Pleased With “Awesome Debut” Despite Placing 20th

By Johnny Edward:

Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo made history on Friday by becoming the first-ever female African to compete in the Skeleton event at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Skeleton is a winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled, known as a skeleton bobsled (or -sleigh), down a frozen track while lying face down and going at speeds of up to 130 kilometres per hour.

The 36-year-old Adeagbo finished 20th out of 20 athletes in the standings after heats one and two on Friday with a personal best time of 54:19 in her race.

She took to her Instagram page to express her delight on her debut performance.

“Awesome Olympic debut. Third fastest push time of the day (5:06 seconds) and personal best down time (54:19 seconds).

“Can’t wait to compete in heat three and four on Saturday,” Adeagbo wrote beneath a video she posted on Instagram on Friday.

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