The president of the International Olympic Committee has sent a message to Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee saying "wishing you all the best for your recovery." Ikee was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
Thomas Bach on Wednesday tweeted from the official Olympic account, saying "Joining with all your millions of fans to send you all my best wishes. Now just concentrate on getting better."
Ikee, who holds national records in the women's 100-meter butterfly and others, had been training in Australia since last month, but returned to Japan in early February after feeling ill.
She revealed the diagnosis on Tuesday and started full treatment.