By Oladimeji Loko in Rio:
Nigeria's Chierika Ukogu has qualified for the semi-finals of the women's rowing single sculls event at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The 23-year-old competing in Lane 2 qualified with a fast time of 7:54.44.
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She was ranked 15th at the just concluded quarter-finals held on Tuesday.
The American-born Nigerian professional rower will battle Saiyidah Mohamed, Kim Yeji,Anna Malvina, Saltyte Lina and Rouba Amina for a place in the finals.