The stage is set for Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga and Seun Adigun to extend their landmark achievement after becoming the first African and Nigerian team to qualify for the Winter Olympics.
But for the trio to make impact at the 2018 Winter Olympics, they really need to contend with several teams and probably give extra-ordinary result for their names to be ever placed on the medal table as Nigerian side are ranked 44 in the world.
According to a report from The Washington Post it states that the “Nigerian women’s team is not expected to place”, it went further to report that the U.S team which consist of Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser as potential team to emerge victorious.
The U.S team which is ranked 4th in the world did well at the World Cup and medaled silver and bronze, respectively, during the Sochi Olympics hence giving them an edge ahead of the Nigerian side whose experience may not just be as much as that.
Another team that may hinder Nigeria from getting a place during the heat is the Jamaican boblsed team female. They are ranked 18 in the world and returned to the Winter Olympics after 30 years since making their debut in 1998 in Calgary.
The women’s Jamaican bobsled team schedule at the 2018 Winter Olympics is one schedule, in particular, that viewers will be taking note of since their participation in this year’s games is so historic.
The team is led by Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, who was born in the U.S. but is Jamaican herself. She led the U.S. team as the pilot at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. She’ll be representing Jamaica with Carrie Russell, who is an elite sprinter from Jamaica.
Other nations who will be present in the female category and seem to be a threat to team Nigeria’s quest towards expanding their history are Germany ranked (7), Canada (8), Austria (15), Olympic Athletes from Russia (16), Belgium (20), Switzerland (12) Great Britain (13) Romania (19) South Korea (23).