Junya Koga

Junya Koga: Durante La Sospensione Per Doping Ho Pensato Al Suicidio

Il vice campione del mondo dei 50 dorso a Budapest 2017, Junya Koga parla dopo la fine della sanzione a 2 anni per doping: ho pensato al suicidio.

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Japan’s Junya Koga Breaks Silence On Suicide Thoughts & Redemption After Ban

“I wish there was an organization or group who can advise and support the athletes who fall in a situation like mine,” Junya Koga says, reflecting on his ban.

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Junya Koga’s Suspension Expired On May 14th, Giving Backstroker New Life

Junya Koga has said he is facing the challenge head-on, capitalizing on the extra time he, and other athletes in his scenario, have been gifted.

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Peirsol, Lochte, Phelps, Grevers, Clary: A Defining Decade of USA’s Backstroke

Peirsol was the king of backstroke from 2001 to 2009, though in 2007 and 2008 Lochte was better at the 200 backstroke, and even pushed Peirsol in the 100.

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Shayna Jack’s CAS Appeal To Reportedly Put Swimming AUS Camp Under Microscope

Shayna Jack is still trying to prove her innocence, with her legal team devising a strategy that looks at the pre-World Championships camp conductors.

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Whose Circumstances Could Benefit From the 1-Year Olympic Postponement?

Postponement is a necessary, safe option – to that end, we all benefit. But the year-long extension will give some swimmers a renewed opportunity.

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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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