August 11, 2020

Japan swim queen Ikee to return to racing: reports

Tokyo (AFP) – Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has registered for a competition in Tokyo this month, her first since her shock diagnosis with leukaemia last year, local media reported on Tuesday.The 20-year-old was a strong favourite for 100-metre butterfly gold at her home Olympic Games before revealing last year that she had been diagnosed with leukaemia. She was discharged from hospital in December after being hospitalised for about 10 months and resumed training in March.Public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News said on Tuesday that Ikee has registered for a 50-metre freestyle race organised…

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