May 27, 2018

Seun, Akuoma make Winter Games history (Punch)

Seun, Akuoma make Winter Games history (Punch)

Nigeria’s  Akuoma Omeoga and  Seun Adigun made history on Tuesday  as the  first Africans to  feature  in  bobsleigh  at the Winter Games.

The duo finished in 52.21 seconds  and 52.55 seconds to place  20th  (the bottom of the hill)  in  women’s  heats 1 and 2  at the 2018   Pyeongchang  Winter Games in South Korea.

But the  American-born  athletes  have reason to celebrate as their  timing was an improvement  on the one  from their  training heats on Sunday – 52.96 and 53.60.

In heat 1, United States’ Elana Taylor and Lauren Gibbs finished in 50.52  seconds to win Tuesday’s race, followed by Germany’s  Mariana Jamaka and Lisa Buckwitz, who ran 50.54 seconds. United States’ Jamie Poser and Aja Evans  placed third with  50.59 seconds. Read more

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