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

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[caption id="attachment_237089" align="alignnone" width="1140"] MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images[/caption] 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!

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