Simidele Adeagbo made history in Germany wining the ISBF World Cup race

Simidele Adeagbo made history in Germany wining the ISBF World Cup race


Simidele Adeagbois Nigeria and Africa's first female skeleton athlete. She was the first black female Olympian in the sportbecamethe first African to win an ISBF (International Skateboarding Federation) World Cup racewhen she claimed the monobob title in Winterberg, Germany on January 17, 2022.


It took Simidele Adeagbo 10 years to achieve her dream of becoming an Olympian when she qualified for theWinter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018.She made history asAfrica's first competitor in skeleton.


The first time the Nigerian attempted to qualify for an Olympics was forBeijing 2008 -as a long jumper. She switched from sand to ice in 2017, ahead of the 2018 Games, and came close to competing atBeijing 2022after taking up the monobob


The 40-year-old becamethe first African to win an ISBF World Cup racewhen she claimed the monobob title in Winterberg, Germany on January 17, 2022


Source: Olympics.com


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