Nigeria’s record breaking boat rower Chierika Ukogu who put medical school on hold 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.