US-based Chierika Ukogu will be making history at the 2016 Olympic Games, being the first rower to represent Nigeria. Born on October 1992, Okogu, who is a graduate of Stanford University, said in a recent interview that the sport had been challenging but she will put in her best, adding that her training with members of the U.S. team at the Vesper Boathouse at Schuylkill, Philadelphia had helped develop her skills.
“It is my ultimate goal to be the 1st Nigerian to row at the Olympic Games. Heading into Rio, it’s a really wonderful opporunity for Nigeria. This is the first time we’ve had an athlete at the Olympics in the sport of Rowing,” said Ukogu
Photo credit: Chierika Ukogu