1. ホーム
  2. 英文記事のバックナンバー
  3. Top News
  4. 2021.4.16

Rikako Ikee defies the odds by securing Olympics berth池江選手、東京五輪出場権獲得

© AFP-JIJI
Level

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee defied the odds and secured an Olympics berth after the leukemia survivor won the women’s 100-meter butterfly at the national championships on April 4, less than eight months after she returned to competition.

Ikee pumped her fist and received a hug from her competitor in the next lane at Tokyo Aquatics Center after finishing in 57.77 seconds, qualifying her for the 4×100 medley relay at this summer’s games.

She then broke into tears and took some time to exit the water, having become overcome with emotion at her accomplishment.

“I am so happy right now,” the 20-year-old said in a poolside interview. “I was much less confident than at the Olympic qualifiers five years ago. I thought winning was something that would only happen in the distant future.”

Ikee had been expected to be one of Japan’s top medal hopefuls at the Tokyo Olympics before she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2019.

She battled back to fitness and returned to competition in August last year. But she had said she was not aiming for Tokyo and that the Paris 2024 Olympics were her goal.

“Even at really tough, hard times, I felt that effort would be rewarded,” said an emotional Ikee. (Reuters, Kyodo)

和訳を見る

この記事を使ったリーディング講座を読む

第3回Change Maker Awards入賞者決定!2月28日開催のイベントレポート。

第3回Change Maker Awards入賞者決定!2月28日開催のイベントレポート。

学校・企業向け団体利用ついて 詳しくはこちら

定期購読申込み定期購読申込み無料試読申込み無料試読申込み

Alpha Online ログイン

初回ログインの手順はこちらをご確認ください。

ID・PW・Passコードをお持ちの方

ID(メールアドレス)
パスワード

パスワードをお忘れですか?

Alpha Passコード

※Fujisan以外でご購読の方は初回にメルマガ会員登録を行い、ログイン時にID・パスワード・Passコードの入力が必要です。

Passコードとは?

紙面2面の下部に記載され、毎月更新されます。

メルマガ会員へのご登録
※新聞を購読していなくても登録できます

メルマガ会員になると、毎週の見どころを紹介するメルマガが届くほか、Alpha Onlineの英文記事を月5本までお読みいただけます。

メルマガ会員登録

※Fujisanマガジンサービスの提携サイトにてご登録となります

閉じる

定期購読申込み無料試読申込み

定期購読申込み無料試読申込み