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Rikako Ikee won her first race since coming back from leukemia treatment, winning the Tokyo Open’s women’s 50-meter butterfly Sunday, and afterward said she will compete at April’s national championships, which double as a Tokyo Olympic qualifying event.

The 20-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2019 and returned to racing last August. Competing in her strongest stroke, Ikee touched in 25.77 seconds at Tokyo’s Tatsumi International Swimming Center.

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