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Rikako Ikee promises to keep working as Asiad ends

More Sports / Swimming Sep 3, 2018

Rikako Ikee promises to keep working as Asiad ends

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee vowed Sunday she will continue to excel on the global stage after winning more medals, six gold and eight total, than any other athlete during the multisport event in Indonesia. Ikee was named the Asian Games' MVP after she became ...

Rikako Ikee leads Japan to 4x100 medley relay triumph

More Sports / Swimming Aug 23, 2018

Rikako Ikee leads Japan to 4x100 medley relay triumph

Rikako Ikee created a slice of history while Singapore's Olympic swim champion Joseph Schooling edged a nail-biter in the 50-meter butterfly at the Asian Games on Thursday. The irrepressible Ikee propelled Japan to victory in the women's 4x100 medley relay to equal countrywoman Yoshimi Nishigawa's ...

Koseki, Seto, Sakai capture second golds

More Sports / Swimming Aug 23, 2018

Koseki, Seto, Sakai capture second golds

Reigning world silver medalist Yasuhiro Koseki and Olympic bronze medalist Daiya Seto each collected their second gold medals on Wednesday as Japan won four events on the fourth day of Asian Games swimming. Koseki, who won silver in the 200 breaststroke at the 2017 worlds, ...

Rikako Ikee adds two more golds to Asian Games haul

More Sports / Swimming Aug 20, 2018

Rikako Ikee adds two more golds to Asian Games haul

Japan's 2020 Tokyo Olympics medal hopeful Rikako Ikee picked up her second and third gold medals of the 2018 Asian Games on Monday, winning the women's 50-meter butterfly and 100 freestyle. The 18-year-old Ikee, who led Japan's women to a win in the 4x100 freestyle ...