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RIKAKO IKEE

Swimmers Rikako Ikee (left) and Mizuki Hirai celebrate after earning spots at the Paris Olympics in the women's 100-meter butterfly at the qualifying trials at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Monday.
OLYMPICS / Swimming
Mar 19, 2024
Hirai and Ikee qualify for Olympics in 100-meter butterfly
Rikako Ikee, who will be 24 years old in early July, is set for her third Olympic appearance.
Since autumn, Rikako Ikee had been training in Australia under coach Michael Bohl with the stated goal of wanting to be the best in the world.
OLYMPICS / Swimming
Mar 10, 2024
Rikako Ikee confident of racing in individual events in Paris
Ikee did not qualify for any individual events at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 after recovering from a battle with leukemia.
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BASEBALL
Dec 22, 2023
Ohtani ranks No. 1 among male Japanese athletes in 'image' survey
Table tennis star Hina Hayata was ranked as this year's top-performing female Japanese athlete.
Rikako Ikee helps Japan earn silver in the women's 4x100 freestyle relay at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Swimming
Sep 26, 2023
Rikako Ikee withdraws from 100-meter free due to conditioning issues
The 2018 Asian Games MVP has not yet recovered from influenza she contracted at the national swimming team's training camp ahead of the event.
Rikako Ikee competes in the women's 4x100-meter relay during the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Swimming
Sep 25, 2023
Rikako Ikee's relay team takes second place at Asian Games
China swept all seven gold medals on offer on the opening day in the pool, while Japan finished with three silver medals.
Japan Times
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Jun 9, 2023
Rikako Ikee targets strong performance at world championships
Rikako Ikee is determined to muscle up and impress at the world championships in July in Fukuoka as she pursues a path to the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Japan Times
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Apr 5, 2023
Leukemia survivor Rikako Ikee books worlds spot in 100m butterfly
The 22-year-old will be making her third appearance at the world championships and her first since 2017.
Japan Times
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May 1, 2022
Leukemia survivor Rikako Ikee qualifies for next Asian Games
A winner of six gold medals in Jakarta in 2018, Ikee has qualified for the Asian Games' 50-meter butterfly and 100-meter freestyle via the nationals at Yokohama International Swimming Pool.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 1, 2021
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee pleased following unexpected appearance at Tokyo Games
Ikee made a remarkable recovery to be able to compete in her home Games after being diagnosed with leukemia in February 2019.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 1, 2021
What to watch on Day 9 of the Tokyo Olympics
A Masters champion looks to win a gold medal to go with his green jacket and Usain Bolt's successor in the men's 100 meters will be officially crowned on Sunday at the Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 25, 2021
Swimming stars Rikako Ikee and Daiya Seto eliminated in first efforts
The leukemia survivor and her teammates fail to reach the final in the women's 4x100 freestyle relay, while Japan's gold medal favorite in the men's 400 IM suffers a shock defeat.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / Faces of Tokyo 2020
Jul 23, 2021
Japanese athletes who have overcome adversity to be at the Tokyo Games
The miraculous return of Rikako Ikee might grab headlines, but the country's swimming star isn't the only athlete who needed to battle tough times to qualify for the Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 8, 2021
Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee answers anti-Olympic messages
'Even if you want me to oppose (holding the Olympics), nothing I say will change anything,' she said.
Japan Times
SUMO
Apr 20, 2021
Re-promoted Terunofuji, inspired by Rikako Ikee and Hideki Matsuyama, eyes yokozuna rank
The ozeki cited the Olympic-bound swimmer and Masters-winning golfer as examples he wishes to follow as he attempts to cap off his dramatic comeback story with sumo's highest honor.
Japan Times
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Apr 18, 2021
Rikako Ikee vows to provide big performance at Tokyo Olympics
Swimming star Rikako Ikee vowed Saturday to make her presence felt at the Tokyo Olympics this summer after she dramatically earned her spot on Japan's team this month as she continues her recovery from leukemia.
Japan Times
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Apr 15, 2021
Rikako Ikee's already exhilarating comeback from leukemia just getting started
The return of the nation's swimming queen has been one of the biggest feel-good stories in Japanese sports this year.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 14, 2021
Analysts predict record Olympic medal haul for Japan
Gracenote Sports expects the host nation to improve as much as 40% over its performances at the Rio Games, with swimming and judo considered the most likely to add golds.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 12, 2021
Japan names swimming team for Tokyo Olympics
While the squad features a number of fresh faces, there are also veterans who have already achieved global success, such as Daiya Seto, Kosuke Hagino and Ryosuke Irie.
Japan Times
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Apr 11, 2021
Resurgent Rikako Ikee set for big Olympic role in hometown
Just over two years after her leukemia diagnosis, the star swimmer is now poised to become a symbol of hope for Japan after qualifying for several relay events at the games.
Japan Times
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Apr 8, 2021
Ikee earns Olympic berth in 4x100 freestyle relay with latest win
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 4x100 medley relay team.

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