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Worldwide TOP Partner Visa has welcomed to its team three additional athletes who make up the Nigerian Women's Bobsleigh Team, now training to become the first-ever African representatives, men or women, to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games in the sport of bobsleigh.

The Washington Post reports that they started out with the GoFundMe campaign, hitting their $75,000 goal which "proved enough to goad Nigeria into starting a governing federation for the sport, as well as for the team to start practicing in a real bobsled on ice". The Nigeria team, led by driver Adigun - a former African 100m hurdles champion and 2012 summer Olympian - completed races in Utah, one in Whistler, and their final two races in Calgary on Tuesday and Wednesday. The fate of Nigeria's eligibility to be represented in the 2018 Winter Olympics rests exclusively on my ability to qualify as a competent driver.

Their journey to PyeongChang actually began in Houston, with a wooden sled they dubbed "The Maeflower".

They crowd-funded the $150,000 (130,000 euros, £114,000) required to train and compete and through a mixture of savvy marketing and publicity have developed a strong online profile that has helped attract sponsorship from Visa and sportswear manufacturer Under Armour. "They should be very proud, and I am very proud of them". This will be the first time the African nation will be represented in the sport at the Winter Olympics.

Robel Teklemariam, from Ethiopia, had no initial backing on the pursue of his Olympic dream.

Athletes from Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Togo an Zimbabwe have also participated in the Winter Olympics. About this informed one of the largest information portals. The success of this bobsled team will positively affect millions of people all over the world and will represent monumental global advancements in social, athletic, and economic statuses.

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