January 17, 2018—Texas Chiropractic College Attending Clinician, Todd Riddle, DC, has been selected as a member of the Sports Medicine Staff for the Women’s Nigerian Bobsled team. Riddle will travel alongside the team, as they join the first-ever contingent from African nations to be part of the Winter Olympics. At the 2018 Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea, he will provide sports chiropractic and rehabilitative services, supporting the team members as they chase their Olympic dream.
“I am beyond honored to be participating in this very historic Olympic games and would like to express my gratitude for the team and the Nigerian Olympic Federation for this opportunity,” says Riddle, who holds his certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, Registered Kinesiotherapist and post-doctorate designation as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner. “Traveling to the Olympics to serve on the sports medicine staff on this first-of-its-kind team is an honor and a privilege.”
Riddle began working with the team driver, Seun Adigun, in 2016 when she began her questtoward the Olympic games as a bobsledder. Adigun graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in the fall of 2017 with her doctorate of chiropractic. She previously competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as a part of the track team for the country of Nigeria.
Riddle’s involvement with Olympic bobsled began in 2002 as owner of a sports performance center in Charlotte, North Carolina. After receiving a call for tryouts from the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, Riddle began sports performance training with his former football teammate, Brock Kreitzburg. Kreitzburg went on to compete as a brakeman for Team USA in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.
“Bobsled has always held a special place in my heart,” says Riddle. “The drive and dedication of these athletes is truly incredible and to compete at this level takes a great deal of speed, stamina anddedication to training. I am looking forward to helping these amazing athletes make history in PyeongChang.”
Source: Texas Chiropractic College