In Pyeongchang, members of the bobsled team said they wanted to inspire a generation of women to follow them. “Having young girls and women in general be able to see us on the screen and know that we have done this and it’s doable” is extremely important, Onwumere said. She said she hoped that girls born and raised in the homeland of her parents would realize that even if they come from a country without snow or ice, they could still learn to compete in a winter sport.