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Ikee vows big performance at Tokyo Olympics

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Two questions.

(1) EPO is generally used to assist with leukemia recovery. EPO increases the blood's oxygen carrying capacity. Is Ikee still receiving, or how long did she receive, EPO?

(2) Benzene is known to cause leukemia. Benzene is often released by paper mills. And a number of paper mills are located in Edogawa-ku (Tokyo), where Ikee is from. Any relationship?

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It is amazing how far she has come. However she should focus on her health more and not worry about the Olympics.

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as someone who has survived cancer and been through all that treatment, shouldn’t she be against holding the olympics during a pandemic? Cancer patients going through treatment are gonna have a much harder time if they catch Covid

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After what she's been through, I can't blame her for wanting to succeed. Good luck young lady.

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It is amazing how far she has come. However she should focus on her health more and not worry about the Olympics.

I suspect that she actually is and the story is just her saying what Kyodo (=Japanese Chemical Ali) want to hear everytime they stick a mic in her face. She and her coach will know better than anyone that April 2021 Ikee is still considerably slower than 17 year old Ikee was. They will also know where a relay team full of swimmers who did not make the individual qualifying time is likely to finish.

The Olympics are the only coverage some sports get. It is brainless to sacrifice it all for wall to wall coverage of one person. If people are genuinely interested in Ikee, there will be plenty of swim meets in the coming years where they can cheer her on. Hopefully she will continue on her way back to her best and then beyond.

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None is reported about her times.

Did she do new best times ?

If not, then she has not fully recovered no ?

If yes, then she is a young performer world opponents should watch carefully.

Go Ikee !

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as she continues her recovery from leukemia

I think she is very vulnerable to covid19.

She has been through enough. There is absolutely no need to push the poor child this far.

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n1k1Today  09:12 am JST

as she continues her recovery from leukemia

I think she is very vulnerable to covid19.

Why? Not one person 20 and under has died from corona.

She has been through enough. There is absolutely no need to push the poor child this far.

How condescending. Have you thought its her dream?

What because she is a young woman she can't think for herself?

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Ikee is a very confident and cheerful young lady who's going for gold. She can manage her own path, thank you very much.

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n1k1Today  09:12 am JST

as she continues her recovery from leukemia

I think she is very vulnerable to covid19.

She has been through enough. There is absolutely no need to push the poor child this far.

I agree. Even without spectactors there's the Olympic village and she is susceptible. She needs to think twice.

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I have the most possible respect and esteem for her and so I hope she is saved from herself and outside pressures by a cancellation or better postponement. She is not ready and rushing her recovery

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I agree. Even without spectactors there's the Olympic village and she is susceptible. She needs to think twice.

Japanese athletes won't be staying in the athletes village.

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