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|Birth name||Simidele Adeife Omonla Adeagbo|
|Born||July 29, 1981|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
|University team||University of Kentucky|
|Coached by||Nick Vienneau|
|Achievements and titles|
|Regional finals||UK Scholar Athlete of the Year, 2003 Indoor Southeastern Triple Jump Champion|
|National finals||Olympic Trials Finalist 2004 & 2008 (Triple Jump), 4 Time NCAA all American in the Triple Jump and Academic All-American,|
|Olympic finals||20th (Pyeongchang 2018)|
|Highest world ranking||74|
|Personal best(s)||Track and Field (Triple Jump) 13.99m (June 27 th , 2008)|
Simidele Adeife Omonla Adeagbo (born July 29, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Nigerian skeleton racer who competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She is Nigeria and Africa’s first female skeleton athlete, as well as the first black female athlete in the sport of skeleton. Before competing in skeleton, Adeagbo competed in triple jump, last competing in 2008.
On August 18th 2018, Adeagbo spoke alongside other noteworthy speakers, to a sold-out audience during the TEDxLagos spotlight event at the Muson Centre. She shared the stage with legal practitioner Supo Shasore, Award-winning technologist Ade Olufeko, Art curator Tokini Peterside and media personality Banky W. amongst others.
Adeagbo started Track and Field competition in highschool. She retired from Track and Field competition in June 2008. At that time, she failed to qualify for the Olympics by 8-inches. She had become a 4-time NCAA All-American, and was the triple jump record holder for the University of Kentucky.
Adeagbo became interested in skeleton in December 2016, when she heard about the Nigeria bobsled team attempting to qualify for the Olympics. She first tried to qualify for that team at tryouts in July 2017, where she had to try in a skeleton sled instead of a bobsled. She started skeleton in September 2017. She became sponsored by her employer, Nike, for skeleton.
Adeagbo competed at her first Olympics at the 2018 Winter Olympics in skeleton, as part of the Nigerian team, becoming the first Nigerian to compete at the Winter Olympics. She was the Nigerian flagbearer at the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony.
Track and field
|100 meters||12.05 (wind: +1.7)||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||13 May 2000|
|100 meters||11.96 (wind: +3.1)||Coral Gables, Florida||17 Mar 2001|
|Long jump||6.20 m A (wind: +0.9 m/s)||Eugene, Oregon||19 Jun 2004|
|Long jump||6.36 m A (wind: +4.9 m/s)||Austin, Texas||06 Apr 2001|
|Triple jump||13.99 m A (wind: +2.0 m/s)||Eugene, OR||27 Jun 2008|
|60 meters||7.59||Lexington||13 Jan 2001|
|Long jump||6.25 m||Nampa, Idaho||28 Jan 2005|
|Triple jump||13.40 m||Seattle||28 Jan 2006|
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- "Olasupo Sasore, Bankole Wellington, Simi Adeagbo, others deliver inspiring talks at event co-sponsored by Union Bank". Pulse. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
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- Steve Dede (26 February 2018). "Nigeria's bobsled and Skeleton women were looking glam at closing ceremony". Pulse Nigeria.
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