American-born Nigerian professional rower, Chierika Ukogu made history on Tuesday after qualifying for the semifinals of rowing at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics.

Chierika Ukogu
Chierika Ukogu

Following the outcome of the results which saw the 23-year-old Stanford grad and soon-to-be medical student to the rowing semi-finals, sport enthusiasts in have since taken to the social media to celebrate her progress.

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