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Swimming: Olympic champion Dwyer receives doping suspension and career ended


The two-time relay Olympic champion over 4x200 meters freestyle Conor Dwyer has ended his career as a professional swimmer. Previously, he had been convicted of doping.

Because of a doping offense, the two-time swimming Olympic champion Conor Dwyer has been convicted by the US anti-doping agency Usada. At the end of last year, the 30-year-old American had three times higher testosterone levels. An arbitral tribunal Dwyer retroactively from December 2018 with a lock for 20 months. This leaves Dwyer denied participation in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Usada had originally demanded a four-year ban. Dwyer had testosterone pellets in the hip region under the skin and then argued that the intervention was a measure to treat mental health problems.

Following the announcement of the ban, Dwyer announced through his lawyer to end his career to pursue "other professional interests". In the testosterone treatment, he would have relied on the advice of a nutritionist.

Already at the swimming World Cup in South Korea in July Dwyer had not been considered for the US team, although he had qualified over his athletic performance. Over 4x200 meters freestyle Dwyer had each won the gold medal with the season at the Olympic Games 2012 in London and 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. In Brazil, he also brought in bronze over his showpiece bronze singles.

Source: spiegel

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