Rikako Ikee aiming to return to competition in October

More Sports / Swimming Jul 2, 2020

Rikako Ikee aiming to return to competition in October

Swimmer Rikako Ikee, who has been battling leukemia since last year, said Thursday she intends to return to competition in early October. The 19-year-old university sophomore allowed the media online access to her practice in Tokyo, and spoke to a group of reporters for the ...

Rikako Ikee looks back on leukemia fight

Olympics Feb 20, 2020

Rikako Ikee looks back on leukemia fight

Rising swimming star Rikako Ikee called her recent therapy for leukemia the turning point in her life in a televised interview aired on Wednesday. The 19-year-old Ikee, the MVP of the 2018 Asian Games and a gold medal candidate for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before ...