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A Nigerian Doctor Saved my Life – 61 year old American

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A Nigerian Doctor Saved my Life - 61 year old American

A twitter user named James Dolan revealed that a Nigerian doctor helped to save his life.

James who heirs from Portland, USA made the revelation when commenting under Ellen Degeneres‘ post about the Nigerian female Bobsled team whom she interviewed two days ago.

Mr James Dolan wished the Nigerian Bobsled team good luck and prayed they win and put Nigeria on the map where it should be.

A Nigerian Doctor Saved my Life - 61 year old American

See Mr James’ post below.

A Nigerian Doctor Saved my Life - 61 year old American

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Ellen DeGeneres Show Features Nigerian Bobsled team – WATCH

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Ellen DeGeneres Show Features Nigerian Bobsled team - WATCH

Not only did they make history as the first Nigerian Bobsled team, it may interest you to know that they are also Africa’s first official Bobsled team after the qualified to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Nigeria's First Women Bobsled Team qualifies for 2018 Winter Olympics

The Nigerian Bobsled team otherwise known as ‘The Ice Blazers’ has also caught the attention of one of America’s famous TV hosts, Ellen DeGeneres.

The Ice Blazers were featured on the Ellen Show which aired today, as they talked about their journey; how it all started off as a dream for the team’s pilot, Seun Adigun and her brakemen, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga.

Watch the amazing video below;

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Nigeria’s First Women Bobsled Team qualifies for 2018 Winter Olympics

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Nigeria's First Women Bobsled Team qualifies for 2018 Winter Olympics

Nigeria’s First Women Bobsled team has qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics after completing the required five qualifying races on Wednesday.

The pioneer Bobsled team comprises of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga is not just Nigeria’s first ever bobsled team but Africa’s first team in both male and female categories to ever take part in any accredited Bobsled event.

Seun Adigun while speaking to ESPN said;

This is a huge milestone for sports in Nigeria, Nothing makes me prouder than to know that I can play a small role in creating opportunities for winter sports to take place in Nigeria. Our objective now is to be the best representation of Africa that the Winter Olympics have ever witnessed.

Nigeria's First Women Bobsled Team qualifies for 2018 Winter Olympics

Reports has it that Visa has announced plans to partner with the team in order to help facilitate their trip to the Olympic Winter Games.

Disclosing the partnership, Chief Brand and Innovation Marketing Officer at Visa, Chris Curtin said:

When we first heard their story we recognized the collective spirit of these athletes as a perfect fit for Team Visa.

By joining Team Visa, we hope to provide this group of determined athletes with a global stage to tell their story and inspire athletes all over the world to follow their dreams and never give up.

The athleticism and determination of each member of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team is palpable, as they push to rewrite history in their sport.

Nigeria's First Women Bobsled Team qualifies for 2018 Winter Olympics

Team Nigerian will now joins Team Visa’s diverse roster of athletes, which includes: Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), Chloe Kim (USA), Gus Kenworthy (USA), Hilary Knight (USA), Oksana Masters (USA), Mark McMorris(Canada), Lee Sang-Hwa (South Korea), Kamil Stoch (Poland) and others.

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