Japan's swimming star and home Tokyo 2020 medal hope Rikako Ikee has said battling leukemia is "several thousand times harder than I imagined" in a post on Twitter.
Japan's Olympic Minister Sakurada makes headlines again after arriving late to Parliamentary meeting
Japan's Olympic Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has again caused controversy after arriving three minutes late to a parliamentary meeting.
Japan's Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has been forced to apologise for making comments he admitted "lacked consideration" after he suggested that the leukaemia diagnosis of the country's star swimmer Rikako Ikee could dampen her team-mates' excitement for Tokyo 2020.
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who won six gold medals at last year's Asian Games and is seen as the poster girl for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, has revealed that she has been diagnosed with leukaemia.
Sarah Sjostrom, who tops the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Cup rankings, is expecting to go even faster than she did in Beijing earlier this month when she races in the next leg that starts in Tokyo tomorrow.
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee has been named the "Most Valuable Player" (MVP) of the 2018 Asian Games at a ceremony here in Jakarta today.
Sweden's Sarah Sjöström clocked the best time ever recorded at an International Swimming Federation World Cup as Japanese star Rikako Ikee set a world junior record in a thrilling 100 metres butterfly race in Tokyo.
Japanese stars set meeting and world junior records in home water on the opening day of the penultimate leg of the 2017 International Swimming Federation World Cup in Tokyo.
Ikee claims two gold medals as Park continues recovery from Rio 2016 disappointment at Asian Swimming Championships
Japanese teenager Rikako Ikee secured two gold medals to the delight of the home crowd at the Asian Swimming Championships as South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan picked up his second title of the event at the Tatsumi International Swimming Center in Tokyo.
Japanese sensation Rikako Ikee continued her superb performance in her home pool by powering to another gold medal in the 50 metres butterfly in a world junior record time as the sixth International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Cup in Tokyo drew to a close today.
Japan’s Rikako Ikee set a world junior record time to power to gold in the women’s 100 metres butterfly on the opening day of the sixth International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Cup event of the season on home soil in Tokyo today.
Gunes in stunning form as Turkish star scoops superb gold on final day of FINA World Junior Championships
Turkish star Viktoria Gunes rounded off her International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Junior Championships campaign in Singapore on the final day in style, clocking a women’s 200 metres breaststroke time that would have seen her claim gold at the senior World Championships in Kazan.
Turkey’s Viktoria Gunes secured two gold medals at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Junior Championships on a day where junior world records were broken five times in Singapore.