Rikako Ikee Lowers Own WJR on Night One of Tokyo World Cup

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Japan’s Rikako Ikee earned herself a bronze medal and lowered her own WJR all in the same swim during the final of the women’s 50m butterfly during the first finals session of the 2017 Tokyo World Cup.

Ikee, representing her club instead of her Japanese national team, lowered her WJR by about a half second from a 25.73 to a 25.14. The old record comes from the Tokyo stop of last year’s FINA World Cup Circuit.

In tonight’s race, the young Japanese up and comer was able to secure a bronze medal in the event behind Olympic superstars Sarah Sjostrom and Ranomi Kromowidjojo.