Greetings from all over the world have been pouring in, and it's not just simmarkollegor who have heard of her – even IOC president Thomas Bach has expressed the greetings.
”During a period, I might not be able to be the happy person, and for a period I will get to stand on the side and cheer. But I will definitely come back”, writes the Ikee.
on Tuesday told the 18-year-old the us in the OLYMPICS in Tokyo 2020 on his Instagram account that she had suffered from leukemia.
It was during a training camp in Australia earlier in the year that Rikako Ikee and her trainer Jiro Miki understood that something is not true.
At a press conference told Miki that he had never seen his young mentee struggle as much as during the training days there.
" We took her to a local hospital where they checked her heart and took blood samples, but soon after that we decided to return home that she would have to undergo a thorough examination, told Jiro Miki.
they got the news that it was leukemia she suffered.
A reply, which came as a shock to both Rikako Ikee and Jiro Miki, but when the worst shock has settled, decided Rikako Ikee to go out and tell you what she suffered.
the Reactions to her disclosure has been overwhelming.
During the days that has passed, the greetings have been pouring in on Ikees social media. One of those who has heard from Rikakos training companion and competitor Sarah Sjöström.
Among the greetings from the simmarkollegor, fans and other athletes is also a greeting from IOC president Thomas Bach, who sends her best wishes and hope all goes well.
All greetings has touched Rikako Ikee, who chose to thank all those who have heard of themselves on their Instagram account.
to many in their greetings have written that they want to donate their blood stem cells and, therefore, have registered, and others have written that they intend to donate blood.
Something that is also confirmed by the representatives of the japanese donationsprogrammet. On average, the 5-6 requests per day. On the same day as Rikako Ikee told of her leukemia they got 270 requests, and they quickly had to raise the preparedness to take care of all the requests.https://twitter.com/Olympics/status/1095807201443233797
”It is something that will help not only me, but everyone who is in the same tough situation as I am.”, write Rikako Ikee.
the media is Rikako Ikee currently in the hospital where treatment has been initiated.
When and if she comes back to tävlingsbassängen is too early to say, but neither Rikako Ikee or her trainer Jiro Miki has given up hope that the teenager should stand on the startpallen when the OLYMPICS in Tokyo will be decided.
”With the help of the people in my vicinity, I will fight, and not be impatient.”
the OLYMPIC games in Tokyo begins in the July 24, 2020. In april of the same year the japanese OLYMPIC qualifier in swimming, where Rikako Ikee must be with whether she should have a chance at an OLYMPIC place.