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Japan's Olympic poster girl Ikee diagnosed with leukaemia
By Alastair HIMMER
ATTENTION - ADDS coach's quotes, details ///
Tokyo, Feb 12, 2019 (AFP) - Japan swim queen Rikako Ikee, the 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, I'm in a st ...

 

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