Simidele Adeife Omonla Adeagbo is a Nigerian skeleton racer who competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics. She was born on July 29, 1981. She represents Nigeria and all of Africa as the first female skeleton athlete.
She was the first ever black female Olympian, representing her sport. She won the women’s mono bob event at the 2022 EuroCup, which was held by Germany. She therefore became the first athlete from Africa to win a major sled race, making history. Prior to the skeleton, Sinmidele participated in the triple jump; his most recent performance was in 2008.
Early Life and Career
Sinmidele was born on July 29, 1981, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Nigerian parents; but moved back to Nigeria when she was an infant before leaving at age 6. She had a major part of her education in the United States where she attended the University of Kentucky.
Sinmidele, who had served as Serena Williams’ Nike body double with the introduction of the Nike uniform. She has been a marketing manager for Nike in South Africa since 2012. On August 18, 2018, Adeagbo gave a presentation at the Muson Centre as part of the TEDxLagos highlight event, which was attended by a large audience. She shared the platform with individuals including media personality Banky W, award-winning scientist Ade Olufeko, attorney Supo Shasore, and curator of fine arts Tokini Peterside.
Sinmidele first participated in track and field competitions in high school. She gave up participating in track and field in June 2008. She was 8 inches short of being eligible for the Olympics at the time. She was a four-time NCAA All-American and held the record for the triple jump at the University of Kentucky.
Sinmidele became interested in skeletons after she learnt that the Nigeria bobsled squad was trying to qualify for the Olympics. She made her maiden attempt to join that team in the skeleton sled competition rather than the bobsled at trials in July 2017. She started skeleton in September of last year. Her employer, Nike, sponsored her for the skeleton.
The first Nigerian to compete in the Winter Olympics, Sinmidele represented his country in the sport of skeleton at the 2018 Winter Games. During the 2018 Winter Olympics’ closing ceremony, she carried the Nigerian flag.
There is no information concerning her relationship life. It is however known that her lifestyle revolves around sports. Sinmidele has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, as of December 2017.
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|
Sinmisola Net Worth
Her net worth is unavailable.