Born on January 3rd, 1987 in Chicago, Illinois (USA), Seun Adigun rose to stardom early on in sports as a multi-talented athlete. In high school, she took part in different sports before she fully established herself as a top sprint hurdler. At one stage, she was No.4 in the US for 100m sprint hurdles and when the opportunity came to go pro, Nigeria came calling and she never looked back. Seun represented Nigeria in major competitions as Nigeria’s top sprint female hurdler.
Seun showed the world how brightly she could shine at the London 2012 Olympic Games, representing Team Nigeria in the 100m hurdles. When the Olympics were over and her runner’s-high dissipated, Seun hung up her spikes to focus on her studies.
While studying, that urge to get back into sports was calling Seun and as she felt she had not achieved what she wanted to, she turned to winter sports. Seun learned that there wasn’t a single country in Africa with a bobsleigh team. The multi-talented sports enthusiast was intrigued and set up the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria (BSFN) in 2016. She started a gofundme campaign, hosted a fund raising dinner and through all her efforts and hard work, she achieved history.
Her story attracted the world through top sponsors coming to her aid in VISA, Toyota, Lazer, Bellton, Under Armour and many others. She also featured on the Ellen Degeneres show as part of the first female African team to be guests on the show. Her next step is to make history driving the bobsleigh for Nigeria at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics this February in South Korea.
Seun Adigun is also a qualified Chiropractor, completing her Doctorate in 2017.