Newsmaker: Rikako Ikee


20-year-old Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee won the 100mt butterfly race at Japan’s Olympic swimming trials on April 4 to win herself a spot in the Olympic team. Ikee was a Tokyo Olympic medal contender till she was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2019. After spending 10 months in a hospital, she resumed her training in March 2020. Ikee’s time of 57.77 seconds was not only enough to win her qualification in the individual event, but also met the Games’ qualifying time for the 4x100mt medley relay

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