Rowing: Esther Toko thrilled with debut performance


Latest Nigeria Rowing sensation Esther Toko said she is thrilled with her performance in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and will ensure she progresses to the next round when the event comes up again on Saturday.

Toko qualified for the second round of Rowing event on Friday after she finished in 5th position of the Rowing events.

While speaking after the event, Toko said despite the lockdown she kept on training and working hard for the games.

“It means a lot to me because this is my first outing in the international game and my first at the Olympics, I’m glad,” Toko said in quotes made available to

“When lockdown started I returned home and relied only on personal exercises.

“After the lockdown I returned to Abuja to train.

“For Repechage event tommorow, I will do all my best to qualify for the semi final,” she said.


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