No Medals, But Inspirational Winter Olympics For Africa

Despite the Pyeongchang games hosting the largest ever number of African nations at a single Winter Olympics event with eight African nations participating, the race to become the first African to win a medal at the Winter Olympics will have to wait until the next games in Beijing in 2022. While they did not make history as the first Africans to win a medal at the event, many African athletes made history nonetheless. From Kenya's Sabrina Simader, Madagascar's Mialitiana Clerc, Ghana's Akwasi Frimpong, South Africa's sole competitor Alpine ski racer, Connor Wilson, Nigeria's first female skeleton athlete Simidele Adeagbo, Samir Azzimani of Morocco and Togo's Alessia Afi Dipo, the continent was well represented.

The Nigeria women's bobsleigh trio of Seun Adigun and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, qualified as the first Nigerians to compete at the Winter Olympics in 2018.


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