One of Nigeria's rower, Chierika Ukogu has advanced to the quarter-finals of the women's Rowing event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Competiting in heat 5, the 23 year old American born rower finished third with a time of 8:35:34 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.
Bulgaria's Neikova Rumyana holds the world record with a time of 7:07.71. She achieved that feat at the Seville 2002 Championship.
The Olympic record holder is Rutschow Karim with a time of 7:18.12.
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