Bobsledders from Nigeria and Jamaica made history at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, upon Tuesday.
In the two-women bobsleigh occasion, Nigeria’ s Seun Adigun plus Akuoma Omeoga became the first bobsled team to represent an African nation . Alongside skeleton athlete Simidele Adeagbo , they are also the very first athletes from their nation to compete in a winter olympiad.
Jamaica’ s Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian plus Carrie Russell, meanwhile, became the particular Caribbean island’ s first Olympic female bobsledders — following a challenging week in which their coach, Sandra Kiriasis, resigned and put their own competition into jeopardy after she threatened to take the team’ h bobsled .
They follow taking after the actions of Jamaica’ s bobsled group at the 1988 Winter Olympics within Calgary, Canada. Their story influenced the movie “ Cool Runnings . ”
Yet both teams won new followers around the world: