20-year-old Rikako Ikee of Japan has been making remarkable strides both in and out of the pool as she recovers from leukemia.
Of her race today, Rikako Ikee: “I surprised myself. I’m still more than a full second off my record but I’m happy I had my best time of the season today.
Japanese sprinter Rikako Ikee’s return to racing at last month’s Tokyo Special Swimming Tournament was significant on several different levels.
Rikako Ikee may be changing up her return to racing plans based on meet capacity restrictions now attached to the competition she was targeting for October.
Japanese sprint star Rikako Ikee was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago today and she marks the occasion by returning to the gym.
Rikako Ikee of Japan, who has been battling leukemia since February of this year, has been officially discharged from the hospital and is deemed in remission.
“It is possible that treatment will be completed this fall,” says an oncologist about Rikako Ikee’s possible leukemia prognosis.
Japanese Olympian Rikako Ikee adds light exercise while battling leukemia.
18-year-old Rikako Ikee has launched an official website, with the site serving as a vehicle for the fly and free sprint specialist to communicate updates publicly, while also engaging with fans.
The 2019 Japanese Swimming Championships wrapped up tonight in Tokyo, but throughout the competition Rikako Ikee’s absence was felt.
18-year-old Asian Games MVP Rikako Ikee continues to give us insight into her battle with leukemia while keeping a distant eye on her swimming future.
Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee has posted her first social media message since beginning treatment for leukemia, a disease for which she recently revealed her diagnosis at just 18 years of age.
In response to the shocking news that Japanese swimming superstar and potential multiple Tokyo 2020 medal contender Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia, Japan’s Marrow Donor Program says it has been inundated with donation inquiries.
Leonardo Coutinho was diagnosed with Leukemia just after Christmas, and his community responded with 400 blood donors in just 4 days.