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Nigeria’s rower through to Quarter-final at Rio Olympics

Nigeria’s lone representative in the rowing tournament at the Olympics, Chierika Ukogu has advanced to the quarter-finals of the women’s Rowing event.

Ukogu competed in the Women’s sculls heat 5, finishing third in a time of 8:35:34, the 23 year old American born rower finished third behind Austria’s Lobnig Magdalena who came first with a time of 8:26:38 and Czech’s Topinkova Miroslava in second with a time of 8:29:90.

Ukogu is  currently ranked 15th after the heats. She will now partake in the Quarter-finals which holds on Tuesday.

Bulgaria’s Neikova Rumyana holds the world record with a time of 7:07.71. She achieved that feat at the Seville 2002 Championship.

 

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