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Rio 2016: A Powerful Moral Victory for Chierika Ukogu

According to the Cambridge dictionary, the definition of a moral victory is an occasion when you prove that your beliefs are right, even at a loss.

This is reflected in the case of Chierika Ukogu. After being inspired by Hamadou Djibo Issaka, she set out to show the world “more African rowers and just what we can accomplish.”

This summer, she achieved her goal when she made history by becoming the first Nigerian rower to make the Olympics. Further, she made it all the way to the finals where she came up second in the Final D of the Women Single Sculls, and a standing of 20th  overall in the event.

Despite her loss, Ukogu’s journey has been nothing but remarkable. Her will, determination, and competitive spirit has shown us what we can accomplish when we practice the same.

We congratulate her on a historic Olympic campaign.


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