Olympic gold medalist swimmer Conor Dwyer of the United States announced his retirement Friday, shortly after receiving a 20-month doping ban for having testosterone pellets inserted into his hip.
The 30-year-old Dwyer, who won relay gold medals in 2012 and 2016 and an individual bronze in 2016, tested positive three times between Nov. 15 and Dec. 20 last year. The suspension of Dwyer, who won relay gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio games and 200m freestyle bronze in Rio, is dated from December 21, 2018, the date his provisional suspension was imposed pending arbitration.
He withdrew from the 2019 US World Championships team, and he will not be eligible to swim at the 2020 US Olympic trials before his suspension ends in August of next year. Shortly after the ruling was announced, Dwyer posted a statement on Instagram announcing his retirement from professional swimming.
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17 November, 2019