Swimming Star Ikee Says She Will Not Give Up

Swimming star Ikee says she will not give up

Eighteen-year-old Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee, who is battling leukemia, says she will not give up her efforts to take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Ikee updated her social media posts on Wednesday to express her determination to compete in the Tokyo Games.

Ikee Tweets Treatment Much Tougher Than Expected

Ikee tweets treatment much tougher than expected

Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee has revealed on Twitter how she has been coping with her treatment for leukemia.

The 18-year-old revealed her diagnosis last month. On Wednesday, she tweeted that treatment has been much, much tougher than she anticipated, and she has not been able to eat for more than three days. But she added she will not be defeated.

Ioc President Sends Message Of Support To Ikee

IOC president sends message of support to Ikee

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 To Undergo Lengthy Leukemia Treatment

Ikee to undergo lengthy leukemia treatment

Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee, who has announced that she has been diagnosed with leukemia, will start full treatment for the disease. Sources close to the Japan Swimming Federation say the process may take more than six months.

Ikee holds national records in multiple events, including the women's 100-meter butterfly.

Swimmer Ikee Announces Leukemia Diagnosis

Swimmer Ikee announces leukemia diagnosis

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has announced that she has been diagnosed with leukemia.

The 18-year-old swimmer tweeted on Tuesday that tests confirmed she has the disease. Ikee said she will concentrate on making a full recovery so that she can come back even stronger.

Encouraging Messages For Ikee

Encouraging messages for Ikee

People from across Japan and around the world are sending messages of encouragement to Rikako Ikee.

One is from Rio de Janeiro Olympic gold medalist Sarah Sjostrom. Ikee practiced with the Swedish swimmer last October.

Ikee Back In Japan With Mvp Award

Ikee back in Japan with MVP award

Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee says she gained confidence from the 2018 Asian Games, where she won 6 gold medals and was named the Most Valuable Player.

The 18-year-old swimming sensation got a warm welcome upon her arrival at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Monday, after attending an award ceremony in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

Teen Ikee Gains Rio Ticket In 100 Fly

Teen Ikee gains Rio ticket in 100 flyHaving just graduated from middle school, swimming prodigy Rikako Ikee has been seen as one of Japan’s hopes when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics. Her own Olympic dream, however, has come four years earlier.