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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 ...

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 ...

Japan sending strong squad to Asian Games

General Aug 16, 2018

Japan sending strong squad to Asian Games

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The 18th edition of the Asian Games, the region's biggest sporting extravaganza, will officially begin on Saturday in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. Many of the national teams are dispatching their best squads, considering the fact that the games will be a significant opportunity to test ...