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Japan’s Olympic poster girl Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukaemia

S.China Morning Post Tuesday, 12 February 2019 ()
Japan’s swim queen Rikako Ikee, a poster girl for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukaemia, the 18-year-old tweeted on Tuesday. 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 and I’m in a state of confusion.” Ikee shot to fame at last year’s Asian Games, where she captured a record six gold medals to fire...

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