Bobsleigh - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Finals - Olympic Sliding Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 21, 2018 - Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere of Nigeria compete. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Nigeria's women's bobsleigh team finished with the wooden spoon Wednesday but left with their heads held high after an emotional Olympic debut in the crackpot winter pursuit.The plucky West Africans finished 20th in Pyeongchang, more than seven seconds behind gold medalists Germany in a sport where success and failure is measured in hundredths of a second.No African nation has won a winter medal but the Nigeria women plan to try again at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.Thirty years after the Jamaican men's bobsleigh team took the world by storm at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, it was the turn of a hardy trio of women from the tiny Caribbean island to launch launching themselves down an icy chute at breakneck speeds.
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