Yesterday we reported that Nigeria’s Chierika Ukogu, 23 qualified for the semifinals of the #RioOlympics2016 rowing event.
While that is true, Ukogu, who placed 5th in her group, qualified for the semi-finals C/D as against A/B which are the medal contention rounds.
The C/D rounds are for ranking.
We are still proud of this young Nigerian who sacrificed a lot to represent us at the Olympic games. She put medical school on hold to compete, and also sponsored herself all through.
Congratulations Ukogu. We are proud of you!
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