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Swimming star Rikako Ikee, who is recovering from leukemia, claimed a Tokyo Olympic berth in the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay on Thursday after winning the 100-meter freestyle at Japan’s national championships.

Ikee won in 53.98 seconds and has now qualified for two Olympic events. Her 100 butterfly victory on Sunday at Tokyo Aquatics Centre earned her a place on Japan’s 4×100 medley relay team.

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