Swimming – Leukemia treatment proceeding smoothly, says Japan’s Ikee

FILE PHOTO: Swimming - 2018 Asian Games - Women's 50m Freestyle - GBK Aquatic Center, Jakarta, Indonesia - August 24, 2018 Japan's Rikako Ikee celebrates with her medal after winning the Women's 50m Freestyle REUTERS/Jeremy Lee

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, considered a medal contender for the Tokyo Olympics before being diagnosed with leukemia in February, said on Wednesday her treatment is proceeding smoothly but sometimes she feels her “heart might break”. Ikee won six titles at last year’s Asian Games and also picked up two relay silvers to […]

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