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:
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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!