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Japan swim queen Rikako Ikee leaves leukaemia hospital

Dec 18, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Japan's swimming star aims to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics instead

RECORD. Rikako Ikee conquers the 2018 Asian Games with a record 6 gold medals. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Japan’s swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Eighteen-year-old Rikako Ikee hopes to overcome her battle with leukemia before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

SWIM QUEEN. Rikako Ikee makes a name for Japan as the 2018 Asian Games Most Valuable Player. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Beef, sushi on menu as Japan's Ikee scoops Asian Games MVP

Sep 02, 2018 - 7:44 PM

Teen swimming sensation Rikako Ikee of Japan becomes the first female athlete to win the Asiad Most Valuable Player award

HISTORIC. Japan’s Rikako Ikee highlights her incredible Asian Games campaign with several records, including becoming the first woman to win six golds at a single Games. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Japan's Ikee captures record 6th Asian Games swim gold

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Rikako Ikee becomes the first woman in any sport to scoop six gold medals at a single Asiad

TEEN TITAN. Japan’s teen star Rikako Ikee edges rival Liu Xiang of China by just a fingertip in the 50m freestyle. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Japan swimmer Ikee seeks Asian Games record haul

Aug 24, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Rikako Ikee continues to stamp her name all over the Asian Games while Singapore's Olympic champion Joseph Schooling pulls off a fingertip win

MEDAL CHASE. Japan's Rikako Ikee targets a record sixth Asian Games gold. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Japan schoolgirl swimmer set to melt hearts in Rio Olympics

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Rikako Ikee won legions of admirers for sobbing uncontrollably at the national trials lifting Japanese fans after swim king Kosuke Kitajima had failed to qualify

ON TO RIO. Rikako Ikee of Japan, seen here after winning the women's 50m butterfly final during the FINA Swimming World Cup 2015, will swim the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle along with the 100m butterfly and all 3 relays in Brazil. EPA/KIYOSHI OTA