This was a gold medal-wining display of courage from a brilliant athlete, a role model to millions of young women, a global superstar who made a choice about her destiny, and who confronted – and defeated – the kaiju of mental illness.
The sceptics’ voices have fallen silent. As day three of the four-day event begins, it is clear that the organisers have a triumph on their hands. Dead MICE? This is the mouse that roared.
“Now there’s a second Rikako Ikee – the leukemia survivor. I’m now capable of empathising with so many people. The very fact that I’m alive is in itself an immense experience.”
Korean Air has produced some stunning limited-edition covers for its SkyShop inflight duty free magazine down the years but I am not sure it has ever topped its latest effort. The July edition from the world’s most successful inflight retailer is bound in a padlocked case, the keys to which reside in a small SK-II