Nigeria’s Kingsley Advances To Next Stage In Rowing Competition

Team Nigeria’s Ijomah Kingsley has qualified for the second round of the Rowing men single sculls held at the Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo.

Kingsley returned in a time of 11.50.87seconds, which will see him through to the next stage of the Paralympics rowing event.

Speaking with newsmen after his qualification, an elated Kingsley said participating in the Paralympics was an honour and he looks forward to qualifying for the final on Sunday.

The UK-based Nigeria who also described the treat given to the athletes as wonderful called on many Nigerians to take to Rowing describing it as a sports that develops one mentally.

Nigeria is presently placed 20th on the medals table at the ongoing Paralympics games in Tokyo.

Omolara Ayoade

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