Visa Welcomes the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
Inspired by their determination, Visa helps pave the way to PyeongChang for this group of Olympic hopefuls
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Visa Welcomes the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. From left to right: brakeman
Without access to proper training equipment or valuable ice time to perfect their skills, the members of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team started their journey on the snow-less grounds of
“When we first heard their story we recognized the collective spirit of these athletes as a perfect fit for Team Visa,” said
The athleticism and determination of each member of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team is palpable, as they push to rewrite history in their sport:
Seun Adigun( Nigeria, Bobsled Driver): Adigun represented Nigeriain the 100m hurdles at the London2012 Olympic Games. Wanting to get back on the Olympic stage, she began training for bobsled in 2014. Ngozi Onwumere( Nigeria, Bobsled Breakmen): Onwumere, a former competitive sprinter, clinched a Silver and Gold medal at the 2015 African Games in Republic of the Congoin the 200m and 4x100m relay, respectively. Onwumere started training after being recruited by Adigun in 2016. Akuoma Omeoga( Nigeria, Bobsled Breakmen): Omeoga is a graduate of the University of Minnesotawhere she was a sprinter for the university’s track and field team, competing in the 100m and 200m races. The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be the first time she is representing Nigeria.
“Already the support and encouragement we have felt as part of Team Visa has been a dream come true,” said
Since the program began in 2000, Team Visa has supported over 400 Olympic and Paralympic Athletes and hopefuls by providing them with the tools, resources and support they need to reach their highest potential, regardless of origin or background. Team Visa features a diverse group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes who embody our core values – acceptance, partnership and innovation – and was cultivated with the global reach of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in mind.
The women of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team joins Team Visa’s diverse roster of athletes, which includes:
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