Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikea was the heroine of the 2018 Asian Games and won a place at the Tokyo Olympics just over two years after being diagnosed with leukemia.
According to Agence France-Presse, in the Japanese women’s 100-meter dolphin training, her 57.77 seconds was not enough for a single performance in Tokyo, but it was enough to occupy a place in the Japanese mixed relay.
Since February 2019, the Japanese swimmer has been in the hospital for ten months and only resumed training in March last year.
Twenty-year-old IKEA was overjoyed. He said: “I am not as confident as I was in qualifying five years ago, nor did I expect to qualify. I have focused my mind on the 2024 Olympics.” At the 2018 Asian Games Won a gold medal and two silver medals.
She is also the holder of the 50-meter freestyle and 50-meter dolphin world records.