DID YOU KNOW (10)? Nigeria Now Has An Olympic Cross-country Skier

For the first time in history, Nigeria will field a cross-country skier, Samuel Uduigowme Ikpefan, at the forthcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

He is not only the first Nigerian skier to qualify for the Olympics, but also the first male Nigerian athlete to ever make the Winter Olympic Games.

Born 19Dec1991 in Annemasse in the French Alps, 30-year old Ikpefan activated his dual nationality switch in 2016, got hisNigerian Passport in 2018 and then travelled to Abuja to convince the Nigerian Skiing Federation of his abilities.

Beijing 2022 is the upcoming Winter Olympics sporting event scheduled from 4 to 20 February 2022 in Beijing and venues near neighbouring towns of Yanqing and Chongli in the People’s Republic of China.

SOURCES
http://www.srf.ch
http://www.olisa.tv
http://www.fis-ski.com
http://www.refinedng.com
http://www.www.lequipe.fr
http://www.ekohotblog.com
http://www.bsnsports.com.ng
http://www.springnewsng.com
http://www.commons.wikimedia.org

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