Japan’s Rikako Ikee, a medal favorite for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, has been identified with leukaemia.
The 18-year-old gained a report six gold, plus two silvers, eventually 12 months’s Asian Video games in Indonesia.
Ikee, who had left a coaching camp in Australia, introduced the prognosis on social media and mentioned she is “in a state of misunderstanding”.
“I will be able to commit myself to my remedy and try so as to display a fair more potent Rikako Ikee,” she mentioned.
Ikee has withdrawn from the Eastern championships in April.
She is a former global junior 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 100m butterfly champion and was once more likely to be a robust medal favorite at July’s senior International Championships in South Korea.