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.

Swimming Robot To Probe Damage At Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Swimming robot to probe damage at Fukushima nuclear plant

YOKOSUKA, Kanagawa Prefecture--A Japanese industrial group unveiled Thursday a swimming robot designed for underwater probes of damage from meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Remote controlled robots are key to the decades-long decommissioning process for the plant. But super-high radiation and structural damage inside the reactors hampered earlier attempts to inspect areas close to the reactors' cores.

Swimming: 5-time Olympic Medalist Yamanaka Dies

Swimming: 5-time Olympic medalist Yamanaka diesFive-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer and former world record holder Tsuyoshi Yamanaka died of pneumonia Friday at a Tokyo hospital, his family said. He was 78.
Yamanaka won two silver medals in the men's 400 and 1,500-meter freestyle at the 1956 Melbourne Games as a high school senior, another two silver in the 400 and 4x200 relay at the Rome Games in 1960, and a bronze in the 4x200 relay at the Tokyo Games in 1964.

Japan Takes Silver In Boccia, Swimming

Japan takes silver in boccia, swimmingJapan’s mixed team in boccia, an event for players with cerebral palsy, brought their country its first Paralympic silver medal in the sport on Monday.
Japan played Thailand in the final at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, losing the match 9-4.
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