We present to you the inspirational story of the Nigerian Athlete “Chierika Ukogu”, already qualified to Semi Final, who reportedly sponsored herself to RIO Olympic 2016.
Chierika is an American born Nigerian girl of 23 years of age,she is a student of Stanford University and is currently representing Nigeria in Rowing.
While other athlete are daily complaining of no major government financial support, this young woman practically sponsored herself to the games.
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 home. No one cared about her.
Chierika used the GO FUND ME App to raise funds to enable her participate in this games.She was not deterred by the challenges, neither did she abandon her country even when the country didn’t care about her, all that mattered was to represent her country and wear the national colors.
Chierika has just qualified for the semi finals in her category. Take a huge bow, Chierika.
You are an inspiration.Whether you win a medal or not, you have won the hearts of millions of Nigerians and that’s more precious that’s an Olympic gold medal.
It is our hope that the Honourable Minister of Sport will understand the true meaning of this girl’s sacrifice and at least go and watch her during the semi finals.