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