Simidele Adeagbo: First Black woman to compete in skeleton at Winter Olympics

the first African and Black woman to compete in skeleton--a winter sliding sport,
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Simidele Adeagbo made history at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games when she became the first Nigerian Winter Olympian and the first African and Black woman to compete in skeleton--a winter sliding sport, which uses a small sled, or sleigh to slide along frozen tracks.

Her accomplishments are just as remarkable outside of the sport, too.

The 39-year-old spent more than 15 years on Nike’s marketing team spearheading campaigns celebrating women in sports.

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