Rikako Ikee Breaks Second Games Record Of Night In 100 Free

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

It did not take long for Japan’s Rikako Ikee to gather a nice collection of Asian Games medals. Ikee won her third gold medal with the 100 free and set another Asian Games record in the process with a 53.27. Ikee lowered the old record quite a bit as it stood at 54.12 from Tang Yi from 2010.

Ikee is also the first Japanese swimmer to win this event at the Asian Games since Yoko Shimao in Seoul in 1986 as China has won seven straight gold medals in the 100 free at this meet. Ikee was able to deny China’s Zhu Menghui of continuing that streak as she settled for silver at 53.56. China’s Yang Junxuan finished in third at 54.17.

Japan’s Tomomi Aoki was fourth at 54.58 and former Cal swimmer Camille Cheng of Hong Kong was fifth at 55.39.

Korea’s Ko Miso (56.07), Philippines’ Jasmine Alkhaldi (56.29) and Thailand’s Kornkarnjana Sapianchai (56.85) also swam in the final.

  1. Rikako Ikee, JPN, 53.27, Games Record
  2. Zhu Menghui, CHN, 53.56
  3. Yang Junxuan, CHN, 54.17
  4. Tomomi Aoki, JPN, 54.58
  5. Camille Cheng, HKG, 55.39
  6. Ko Miso, KOR, 56.07
  7. Jasmine Alkhaldi, PHI, 56.29
  8. Kornkarnjana Sapianchai, THA, 56.85

2018 Virtual World Championships

  1. Cate Campbell, AUS, 52.03, Pan Pacs
  2. Bronte Campbell, AUS, 52.27, Commonwealth Games
  3. Simone Manuel, USA, 52.66, Pan Pacs
  4. Taylor Ruck, CAN, 52.72, Pan Pacs
  5. Sarah Sjostrom, SWE, 52.93, Europeans
  6. Mallory Comerford, USA, 52.94, Pan Pacs
  7. Pernille Blume, DEN, 52.97, Europeans
  8. Rikako Ikee, JPN, 53.14, Pan Pacs

2 Comments

2 comments

  1. avatar
    MB

    What about Ikee’s 53.60 from the relay? Wasn’t that the previous Games record?

    • avatar
      Andy Ross

      Ahhh correct. I was just looking at the 2014 results and forgot about the relay. Thanks for noticing.

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