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Ovation As Chierika Okogu, Nigeria’s First Ever Rower At The Olympics Advances To Quarterfinals

23yr old Stanford graduate, Chierika Okogu, the first Nigerian rower first rower to represent Nigeria at the Olympics, has qualified for the quarter finals of the Women's Single Sculling event at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

An excited Okogu took to her Instagram to celebrate her advancement to the Quarterfinals writing:
“What a time to be alive…onto quarterfinals on Tuesday! #teamnigeria #NGR #rowing #olympics #rio #drake”
The irony is that she allegedly had no assistance from Nigeria whatsoever.

An elated supporter narrated the tough sacrifices she made in order to represent Nigeria, even training with the US team because she had no support from the Nigerian government.

He said

'This 23yr old Stanford Graduate and dual national, dual national, put medical school on hold to self fund her Olympic dream through a job, sponsorship, and 'go fund me' page. She trained with the US Olympic team, and made countless numerous personal and professional sacrifices to wear her country's colours.

She epitomises the true spirit of the Olympics; courage, grit and steely determination.

The quarter finals begin at 1:10pm. I hope many of us will stop talking about Olympic tracksuits and watch the quarter finals to cheer this brave lady on.'

Whether she qualifies for the semis or not (a very long shot), she is doing us all proud.

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Posted By cheatmaster On 05:04 Mon, 08 Aug 2016

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