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Seun Adigun, Special Olympics Global Ambassador

Dr. Seun Adigun

Global Ambassador

The first African to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Seun Adigun’s dedication and commitment to sports has created opportunities, shattered stereotypes, and motivated athletes around the world to push boundaries. A 3-times Nigeria National Champion and Africa Games Champion, she represented Team Nigeria in 100m hurdles at the London 2012 Olympic Games and competed all over the African continent. After hanging up her spikes, she took on a new challenge, breaking into winter sports.

Adigun is also the first African Bobsled driver to lead a team from Nigeria to the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Her unprecedented achievements at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games took the world by storm, gaining her a global audience from the Ellen DeGeneres show to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Her passion for sporting achievement is not confined to the field of play, and her expertise in health and fitness extends to her profession as a chiropractor. She serves as a brand ambassador for Toyota, Visa, and other partners.

Adigun is an advocate for transforming lives and has championed various humanitarian causes. She has mentored high school students in Nigeria as part of the Nigerian Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria since 2016 and championed fundraising efforts for children and youth in her home state of Texas. Adigun has also been invited to become a Speak up Africa champion, an effort to raise more awareness of tropical diseases, such as malaria.


In 2019, Dr. Seun was recognized as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador for Special Olympics.

She attended Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration in Chicago in July 2018, Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in March 2019 and A Revolution In Action celebratory weekend in Hyannis Port in July 2019. Dr. Seun is actively involved at the local level with Special Olympics Texas and Special Olympics Nigeria.

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