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Pan Pacific Champion Rikako Ikee Diagnosed With Leukemia

Japanese superstar and Tokyo 2020 medal hope Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia

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Head Coach Hirai, JPN Swimmers Hagino & Koseki React To Ikee Diagnosis

The entire swimming community was shocked to learn that Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia, just months after becoming the first-ever Asian Games MVP.

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Breaststroking Ace Kanako Watanabe Returns To Rio Coach

Gold medalist in the women’s 200m breaststroke at the 2018 Asian Games, Kanako Watanabe of Japan, plans on changing coaches after she graduates from Waseda University in March 2019.

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Butterfly Worlds Collide As Ikee Joins Sjostrom In Turkey Next Month

Two of the fastest butterfliers in the world, Rikako Ikee of Japan and Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden, are set to train together in Turkey this fall.

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Rikako Ikee’s New Coach Was Also A Japanese Olympian

Japanese sprinting teen Rikako Ikee is teaming up with a former Japanese Olympian on her journey to Tokyo 2020.

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