Nigeria’s Seun Adigun, who we interviewed last November as part of the record breaking Nigerian Bobsled team, has made history once more. The multitasking athlete, who is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Chiropractic while completing a Master’s in Fitness and Human Performance, is the first Olympian from Africa to compete in both the Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics.
Seun actually began her career in Track and Field and represented Nigeria in the 2012 Summer Olympics competing in the 100m. In the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, she competed with the first African bobsled team. Her achievement was officially noted by International Olympic Committee (IOC) representative Ayako Ito who went on to acknowledge that at the 2018 Winter Games, she was one of only two such athletes, the other being TaeKwandoist turned skier Pita Taufatofua of Tonga.
Seun’s response humbly emphasized her commitment to continue to represent the African continent well, “This is a real-life example of what it means to represent African excellence and a true testament to the fact that impossible is nothing. This milestone is truly a blessing”.
What a true African hero!