Simi Adeagbo: 'In life, as in the skeleton, you have to take the hits'

She touched a sled for the first time in September 2017. By January 2018, she had qualified for the Winter Olympics.

She is Simidele Adeagbo, Africa's first ever female Olympic skeleton athlete.

The last few months have been a "whirlwind" for the 36-year-old Nigerian, but her place at PyeongChang 2018 is the product of a "lifelong dream."

"I thought I would be a summer Olympian but a second chance came about through the sport of skeleton," Adeagbo tells CNN.

"I'm so glad it did because it's...


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