• Rio Olympics: Nigeria’s Chierika Okogu qualifies for Rowing Quarter Finals

    Rio Olympics: Nigeria’s Chierika Okogu qualifies for Rowing Quarter Finals

    23-year-old Chierika Okogu, who made history as the first rower to represent Nigeria at the 2016 Olympics Games, has advanced to the next round of events. Congrats to her!

    23-year-old Chierika Okogu, who made history as the first rower to represent Nigeria at the 2016 Olympics Games, has advanced to the next round of events. Congrats to

  • Meet Chierika Okogu, the first athlete to represent Nigeria in Rowing at the Olympics Games (Photos)

    Meet Chierika Okogu, the first athlete to represent Nigeria in Rowing at the Olympics Games (Photos)

    US-based Chierika Ukogu will be making history at the 2016 Olympics 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 […]