Swimming sensation diagnosed with leukemia

(CNN)Rikako Ikee, one of Japan’s most talented swimmers and a contender for multiple medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia.

The 18-year-old, who was named Japanese Swimmer of the Year last month, won six gold medals at last year’s Asian Games and had been expected to challenge for honors at her home Olympics.
“I was feeling ill and urgently came home from Australia, underwent testing and the diagnosis was leukemia,” Ikee wrote on Twitter.

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