Tennis Star, Serena Williams has expressed her joy for Nigeria’s qualification to participate at the Bobsledding part of the Winter Olympics.
The award winning Williams took to her Twitter handle to praise the team for their efforts in making Nigeria appear for the first time in the special Olympics.
This video literally gave me chills, I am so excited to watch Nigeria compete in the winter Olympics bobsledding race the first time an African country has ever competed in bobsledding! ✊?@beatsbydre #abovethenoise pic.twitter.com/zLDPLJfcIQ
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) January 19, 2018
It will be recalled that Nigeria will be represented at the Winter Olympics for the first time ever, after their women’s team qualified for the bobsled event at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang.
Driver Seun Adigun and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga completed the fifth of their required five qualifying races becoming the first African team, men or women, to qualify in the Bobsled category.
In women’s bobsled, teams are required to complete five races to qualify. The Nigeria team, led by driver Adigun – a former African 100m hurdles champion and 2012 summer Olympian – completed races in Utah, one in Whistler, and their final two races in Calgary in 2017.