Rikako Ikee finishes fourth in second event of competitive comeback

Swimming Oct 2, 2020

Rikako Ikee finishes fourth in second event of competitive comeback

Rikako Ikee, who is making her competitive comeback after being diagnosed with leukemia last year, finished fourth in the women's 50-meter freestyle at Japan's Inter College Swimming Championships in Tokyo on Thursday. The 20-year-old clocked 25.62 seconds at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center while returning ...

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 tapped to give speech at Olympic countdown event

Olympics Jun 30, 2020

Rikako Ikee tapped to give speech at Olympic countdown event

Rikako Ikee, the Japanese swimming star who has her sights set on the 2024 Paris Games despite her ongoing battle with leukemia, will feature in a one-year Tokyo Olympic countdown event, a source familiar with the plan said Tuesday. The 19-year-old is expected to address ...