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Rikako Ikee said she felt stronger Sunday following her second place finish in the Japan Open women’s 50-meter freestyle, her first podium finish since returning to competition from leukemia treatment.

The 20-year-old said, “I really got the sense I’m getting there,” after she finished 0.16 second back in the final at the new Tokyo Aquatics Center, the main swimming venue for this summer’s Olympics. The result comes about two years after the 2018 Asian Games MVP revealed her diagnosis on Feb. 8, 2019.

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