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Kentucky’s Simidele Adeagbo becomes first African woman in history to compete in skeleton event in the Winter Olympics

MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

A Kentucky Wildcat made history on the Olympic stage this afternoon.

UK graduate Simidele Adeagbo became the first Nigerian, African and/or black woman to compete in the Skeleton event in the history of the Winter Olympics.

Despite finishing 20th overall, Adeagbo managed the third-fastest push time of the day at 5.06 seconds and a personal best down time of 54.19 seconds.

Check out the historical run from the Wildcat below:

Adeagbo will have another chance in the Skeleton event tomorrow afternoon in heats three and four.

Congratulations to the former Wildcat on the incredible accomplishment!

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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1 Comment for Kentucky’s Simidele Adeagbo becomes first African woman in history to compete in skeleton event in the Winter Olympics



  1. BlooBloodRon
    11:33 pm February 16, 2018 Permalink

    Congrats! First! Who else is gonna comment in this one. What else is there to say??