5 Female Firsts at the 2018 Winter Olympics | Būband

It seems it's women's time to shine at this year's Winter Olympics! We take a look at some #FemaleFirsts while celebrating the fact that women now represent almost half of the athletes at the 2018 Games.

1. Sabrina Wanjiku Simader, 19, will be Kenya's sole athlete and 1st female athlete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, competing in Downhill and Super G ski events.

Sabrina Wanjiku Simader, 19, Kenyan Olympic skier

2. For the first time in Olympic history, Canada has qualified three sleds in women’s bobsleigh.

Canada has qualified three sleds in women’s bobsleigh

3. Nigerian women Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omega became the first athletes to reach the Winter Olympics in Nigeria's history.

Female bobsleigh team become first athletes to reach Winter Olympics in Nigeria's history

4. Maame Biney is the first African-American woman to qualify for Team USA’s speed skating team.

Maame Biney is 1st African American woman to qualify for US Olympic Speed Skating team

As we cheer on the Olympians, we'll be watching for more #FemaleFirsts at the 2018 Winter Olympics and sharing them with you! #bOlympic

Catherine Russell is Būband's Content Manager 

 


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