South Korea: Female Nigerian bobsled team discuss their 'extreme passion for diversity'

For the first ever Nigerian bobsleigh team in Winter Olympics history, what drove the three women to fight to achieve the Olympic qualification was «one extreme passion for diversity», revealed athlete Akuoma Omeoga during an interview at PyeongChang's Olympic village on Sunday. «We didn't start with a whole lot, so being that we were able to persevere through those challenges goes to show that... Еще this is just not about colour, orientation, gender and things like that. I think we definitely put ourselves on the map, by showing that we don't have all the things, but that it is still possible to get as far as we are now,» added Omega. For Adigun Seun, pilot of the Bobsleigh team, now is the time to fight prejudice about Africa. «Africa is a beautiful continent, and all the Africans here, in our historic stance of being the largest number of Africans, we are representation of exactly what that beauty genuinely is. So if we can encourage others to live in to that and take away whatever stigmas may be associated with the continent, with regards to growth and development, I think that that's huge, that's very important and I hope that we can do that,» she said. More athletes than ever before are competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics, representing more countries, and more African nations than have ever competed in the Winter Games' history

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