Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee has recovered from leukaemia to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AP
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee has recovered from leukaemia to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AP

Naomi Osaka and the Olympians who have overcome illness or injury to take part in Tokyo Games

  • Rikako Ikee, Helen Maroulis, Thomas van der Plaetsen, Naomi Osaka, Santiago Lange and Kento Momota have all battled hardship
  • From leukaemia to testicular cancer, to concussion and mental health issues, these athletes have experienced it all

Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee has recovered from leukaemia to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AP
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee has recovered from leukaemia to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AP
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