Nigerian Athlete “Chierika Ukogu” who qualified to semi final of Rowing at the on-going Rio 2016 Olympic Games actually sponsored herself to the Games.
The American born Nigerian girl, who is 23 years, is a student of Stanford University and is currently representing Nigeria in the Women’s Rowing event.
Ukogu says she had to put her school program on hold and found a way to train with the US Olympic team and qualified for the games without any support from the Nigerian authorities.
She used the GO FUND ME App to raise funds to enable her participate at this year’s Olympic Games.
All eyes are on her as she takes part in the semi finals in Nigeria’s colours.