Japan’s Rikiko Ike was considered a medal contender for the Tokyo Olympics, but an illness nearly shattered his dream.
Rikako Ike is a swimmer in Japan
The fitness of the players is very important in their lives. They also take great care of it. Despite this, many star players at times become victims of such fatal diseases that have the power to keep their careers till the end. Perhaps this is the difference between the player and the common man. The disease that breaks the courage of a common man, many times players beat such a terrible disease and surprise everyone with their return. He told the story of this story of Rikako Ikee in the Olympics today. The Japanese swimmer who has not only defeated blood cancer, but is ready to show his strength in the Olympics once again.
Rikako is among Japan’s top swimmers
Rikako is among the top swimmers in Japan. He made his international debut in the year 2016 and has won many medals since then. He has won three bronze medals in the World Championships, while he has six gold and two silver medals in the Asian Games. She has also won four gold medals in the Asian Championship.
Blood cancer occurred in 2019
In the year 2019, Ricco went to a three-week training camp in Australia. Her health deteriorated there after which she returned to Japan. He was treated by the medical staff here. Then it was found out that he had leukemia ie blood cancer. On February 12, he told fans about this on Twitter.
She has done it!
Just two years after being diagnosed with leukemia, 🇯🇵 Ikee Rikako has qualified for her second Olympic Games in the 4x100m medley relay.@Tokyo2020 @rikakoikee @fina1908 @Japan_Olympichttps://t.co/q6kJWZbgQi
— Olympics (@Olympics) April 4, 2021
Rikako was very happy after qualifying the Olympics
The 20-year-old said in a pool side interview, ‘I am very happy right now. I never thought that I would be able to win 100. I was much less confident than the Olympic qualifiers five years ago. I felt that victory is such a thing which will only happen in the distant future. No matter where I have come, I am happy to come here.