Japan Olympic swim hope Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukaemia

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Japan swim queen Rikako Ikee, the poster girl for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukaemia, the 18-year-old tweeted on Tuesday (Feb 12).

In a shock announcement, Ikee said: “After feeling unwell I returned in haste from Australia and following tests I was diagnosed with leukaemia. I still can’t believe it myself, I’m in a state of confusion.”

Read for instance Channel News Asia, Euronews and The Japan Times

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