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Nigeria’s Esther Toko competed in the women’s Singles Sculls of the Rowing event at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Friday morning.

Toko finished 5th in heat 1 of her event, with a time of 8:58.49 and it was enough to earn her a place in the Repechage.

The 21-year-old 1:08.78 behind fourth-placed Alejandra Alonso of Paraguay (8:11.88) and 2:28.56 ahead of Esraa Khogali of Sudan (10:18.27).

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The top three rowers qualified for the classification series and already clinched the tickets to the quarter-finals from their heat.

Kara Kohler of the U.S won the heat in a time of 7:49.71. Tatsiana Klimovich of Belarus (7:51.86) and Nazanin Malaei (7:59.01) of Iran joined her in heading to the last eight.

Toko will compete for a place in the last four in Saturday’s Repechage 2 at the same venue.

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