Junya Koga

Japanese IM Ace Takeharu Fujimori Handed 4-Month Suspension For Positive Test

The Japanese Anti-Doping Authority (JADA) has handed a 4-month suspension to Takeharu Fujimori for having tested positive for a banned substance.

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Breaking Down Sun Yang’s Case, Part 1: Who and What is the FINA Doping Panel?

SwimSwam is spending time parsing out Sun Yang’s case ahead of his Nov. 15 public trial date.

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Junya Koga Not Retiring, But Aiming For 2021 World C’ships & 2022 Asian Games

Although his suspension will not be lifted in enough time to race in Tokyo next year at the Olympics, Junya Koga will not be retiring.

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Koga’s Ban For Ligandrol Ratified, Revealing A Potential Outcome For Jack

Junya Koga’s 2-year suspension we reported back in June has been ratified by the Court Arbitration for Sport, revealing a possible outcome for Shayna Jack.

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2019 World Champs Preview: Kolesnikov, Glinta, & Rylov Gun for 50 BK Title

Retired Frechman Camille Lacourt leaves behind the 2019 title open up for grabs among Russians Kliment Kolesnikov and Evgeny Rylov and Romanian Robert Glinta.

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Waddell, Ress Trade 50 Back Records at World University Games

Justin Ress held the World University Games record in the 50 back for about a minute before seeing it fall to South Africa’s Zane Waddell in the next heat.

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Japanese Olympian Junya Koga’s Doping Suspension Reduced To 2 Years

In the latest development regarding Junya Koga’s positive doping test dating back to last year, the 31-year-old has now seen his suspension reduced.

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Michael Andrew Clips 50 Back Pro Swim Series Record In 24.66

Michael Andrew of Race Pace Club broke the Pro Swim Series record in the 50 backstroke Thursday morning in Richmond, VA.

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World C’ships Bronze Medalist Hiromasa Fujimori Fails Doping Test

In another blow to the host nation of the 2020 Olympic Games, 27-year-old Hiromasa Fujimori of Japan has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance.

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Michael Andrew Breaks Three-Year-Old PSS Record in 50 Back

His time of 24.68 was good enough to break the Pro Swim Series record, which was a 24.74 held by Japanese backstroker Junya Koga.

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Banned Swimmer Junya Koga Appeals With CAS

World Championships medalist Junya Koga of Japan has logged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in response to being handed a 4-year ban earlier this week.

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Seto, Irie, Koseki Among 37-Strong JPN Roster For SC World C’ships

Daiya Seto will try to defend his 400m IM world title earned in Windsor at the last edition of the FINA Short Course World Championships.

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Junya Koga Handed 4-Year Ban For Positive Test

Japanese backstroking ace Junya Koga has received a 4-year suspension for a positive doping test from May of this year.

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Pulling Correctly in Backstroke

One of the most common mistakes in technique that we see in all strokes is in the pulling motion of backstroke.

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Facing Possible 4-Year Ban, Japan’s Junya Koga Set To File CAS Appeal

Facing a possible 4-year ban for having tested positive for a banned substance, Japanese medalist Junya Koga is set to file an appeal with the Court Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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