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Sports News of Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Source: punchng.com

10 athletes to represent Nigeria at 2022 Winter Olympics

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Following the successful completion of its inaugural Olympics Trials in Lagos on Saturday, the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Nigeria has stated that 10 athletes would represent Nigeria at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Games.

Technical Director, BSFN, Dr. Seun Adigun, disclosed this in Lagos.

“Ten athletes will be named for the Winter Olympics.

“We will have two athletes for Bobsled, two in the Monobob women’s team, two athletes for the Bobsled men’s team, two male Skeleton and two female Skeleton athletes for the national team,” Adigun, who played a key role in Nigeria’s debut at the last Winter Olympics Games in Pyeongchang, Sourh Korea, said.

President, BSFN, Solomon Ogba, stated that the team would train on ice in Europe, ahead of the Winter Games.

“This is the first stage of the preparation for the Olympics before the athletes train on ice,” Ogba said.

History was made earlier in the year when six athletes, who were selected from the first-ever trials in Lagos, trained and participated on ice for the first time in Pyeongchang.

After a few days of training on ice, Perpetua Nwanna and Alawode Sekinat won bronze medala in their debut competition, after finishing third in the women’s double Bobsleigh IBSFSliding Korea Cup