Nigerian bobsled team aiming for 2018 Olympic appearance

There’s a first for everything, and this bobsled team hopes to be the first to represent their home country in the Winter Olympics.

According to MAKERS, Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga of Nigeria are training to become the qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea; but if the trio qualifies, not only will it be their first appearance at the Games, they would be “the first Nigerian team ever to compete in bobsledding for the Winter Olympics.”

Despite their current training efforts, the team will need a bit of help in making history. MAKERS reports that the team started a GoFundME page to raise money to pay for their equipment, which includes a real bobsled to “replace the wood pushcart Adigun built to help her teammates understand the mechanics of the sport.”

Hoping to raise $150,000, MAKERS says the team has already raised $10,000 that will surely help launch them down the path of Olympic history.

To learn more about the team or help them reach their goal, click here.

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