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Nigeria makes Debut at 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics – Highlights of Opening Ceremony

Bobsled athlete Akuoma Omeoga is the bearer of Nigeria’s flag as the country makes its debut at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Brakewoman Omeoga is part of the trio of Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere, driver and brakewoman respectively who have become West-Africa’s first bobsled team to qualify for the Winter Games.

Another record breaker making the match at the Games alongside the trio is Simidele Adeagbo, Nigeria’s first female skeleton athlete to feature in the Winter Games event.

Gbenga Elegbeleye, former Director-General, National Sports Commission, is captured alongside the ladies moving the flag in a match past during the opening ceremony held at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.

See photos the Nigerian representatives at the Games:

The Games which began yesterday will end on February 25.

With a total of 2,925 athletes from 92 countries and regions taking part, the 2018 Winter Olympics set a record for the largest number of competitors ever at the storied event.

Of these, eight African countries will be represented at the games, which is the most African participants in the history of the Winter Olympics.

Nigeria and Eritrea will enter uncharted territory as the make their debuts at the Games, with South Africa, Ghana, Morocco, Madagascar and Togo and Kenya being the other Africa nations in PyeongChang.

See photos of pther country representatives at the opening ceremony:

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