Rikako Ikee on the top podium after winning the women’s 100m freestyle at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP Rikako Ikee on the top podium after winning the women’s 100m freestyle at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
Rikako Ikee on the top podium after winning the women’s 100m freestyle at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP

Tokyo Olympics: Rikako Ikee says leukaemia battle ‘thousand times’ harder than expected as she prepares for home Games

  • The six-time Asian Games gold medallist failed to qualify for individual events but is just happy to be swimming after making two relay teams in Tokyo
  • The 21-year-old was diagnosed with leukaemia in February, 2019 and is only able to compete in Tokyo because the Olympics were delayed by one year

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Rikako Ikee on the top podium after winning the women’s 100m freestyle at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP Rikako Ikee on the top podium after winning the women’s 100m freestyle at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
Rikako Ikee on the top podium after winning the women’s 100m freestyle at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
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