Rikako Ikee, a swimmer, participated in the 100-meter freestyle for the first time after returning to the competition from leukemia, and passed the qualifying in 6th place to advance to the final.
The time was 56.16 seconds, breaking the standard participation record required to participate in the Japan Championships in April, which will be the representative selection for the Tokyo Olympics.
Ikee participated in the "Kosuke Kitajima Cup" held at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center in Koto Ward, Tokyo.
After returning to the competition in August last year, Ikee has been focusing on 50 meters freestyle in individual events, but for the first time in the race on the 23rd of the third competition after returning since October last year, women's 100 meters I participated in the freestyle.
In the qualifying held in the morning, Ikee turned back in 3rd place in the first half, and in the second half he showed his own relaxed swim and moved up the ranking, finishing in 2nd place in this group, and finishing in 6th place overall in the afternoon. I advanced to the final.
Ikee, who marked 56.16 seconds in this race, broke the standard participation record required to participate in the Japan Championships in April, which is the representative selection for the Tokyo Olympics.