Rikako Ikee Sets Two More WJR’s in 50 Fly, 100 IM at Tokyo WC


After setting the 100 SCM fly WJR just yesterday, Japanese teenager Rikako Ikee has punched her name down for two more WJR’s– this time in the 50 SCM fly and 100 SCM IM.

Women’s 50 fly results, Tokyo WC

Women’s 100 IM results, Tokyo WC

Ikee popped a 25.73 in the 50 fly to out-pace the entire field save for champion Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark (25.05), becoming the first recognized female junior to break 26 seconds in this event. The previous record, according to FINA (who put SCM WJR’s into effect at the beginning of 2015), belonged to Russian Elizaveta Permiakova at 26.05 from last November.

In the 100 IM, Ikee again beat the entire final except for one– Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu. Ikee posted a 58.24, ahead of the FINA-implemented ‘WORLD BEST TIME,’ to set the WJR in that event as well. Read more about short course meters WJR’s, and how one can break them, here.

All-in-all, the sprint starlet comes away from the Tokyo stop of the FINA World Tour with three WJR’s:


  • 100 SCM FLY – 56.42
  • 50 SCM FLY – 25.73
  • 100 SCM IM – 58.24
  • 50 LCM FREE – 24.67
  • 50 LCM FLY – 25.50

WJR’s from this week are in bold*

Ikee adds to her 50 free WJR in long course, giving her a total of five individual WJR’s– all in 2016.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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