Prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics, this global sporting event had never had a bobsled team competing for the gold that was representing any nation on the continent of Africa.
But there’s a first time for everything. In this year’s worldwide extravaganza of supreme athleticism, three young women from the African nation of Nigeria are re-introducing the world to the dazzling brand of Black Girl Magic, which dominated the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
The typical fan of the Winter Olympic Games would probably think to themselves, “What do the Africans know about sledding? There’s no snow there.” If that was the popular opinion before 2018, Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga, and Suen Adigun are here to change all that.
The last time black people shined in the Winter Olympics in the bobsled competition was in 1988 when the Carribean nation of Jamaica’s team showed up and showed out. The three women representing Nigeria at this year’s world tournament are not just making history for their race.
Source: The Michael Baisden Show