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.

Olympics: Japan 3rd After Synchronized Swimming Duet Free Prelim

Olympics: Japan 3rd after synchronized swimming duet free prelimJapan's Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui placed third in the preliminary-round duet free routine of the synchronized swimming competition at the Rio Games on Sunday.
Gunning for Japan's first Olympic medal in the event since Emiko Suzuki and Saho Harada won bronze in Beijing in 2008, Inui and Mitsui scored 94.4000 points to sit behind Russia and China.

Swimming : Teramura Takes 200 Im Title

Swimming : Teramura takes 200 IM titleMiho Teramura won the women’s 200-meter individual medley on Thursday night at the Japan Swimming Championships in Tokyo, earning her first career spot on Japan’s team at the summer Olympics in Rio.

Swimming: Fukuoka To Host 2021 World Championships

Swimming: Fukuoka to host 2021 world championshipsFINA, the international swimming federation, announced that Fukuoka will host the world championships in 2021, with Doha hosting the 2023 event.
It will be the second world championships for Japan, with Fukuoka staging the 2001 worlds. Nanjing had also bid to be one of the host cities.