Read why Nigeria’s record breaking boat rower Chierika Ukogu won’t be competing for medals at Rio 2016


Chierika Ukogu’s dreams of winning an Olympic medal has ended after the US-based Nigerian came fifth in the quarter-finals of the boat rowing event at the Rio 2016. Despite historically qualifying for the semi finals of the competition, she won’t be competing for medals at the event.

23-year-old Ukogu, who put her medical school on hold to represent Nigeria in Rio came 5th in her group in the quarterfinals and qualified for the semi-finals C/D as against A/B which are the medal contention rounds.

The C/D rounds are just for ranking and she’ll be competing just for ranking with three other quarter finalists. Go girl, we are still proud of you!

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