You do not want to get on Yasuhiro Suzuki’s bad side.
The Japanese kayaker has been banned from the sport for eight years after lacing his rival Seiji Komatsu’s drink with an anabolic steroid at last year’s national championships, according to ESPN. Komatsu subsequently failed a drug test and his records were stripped.
They have since been restored after an investigation by The Japan Canoe Federation.
Komatsu vehemently denied ever taking the muscle-building aid methandienone after he tested positive for it. Suzuki eventually admitted to giving his main competitor the drug because he felt he needed Komatsu out of the competition for a chance at winning.
The Japanese Anti-Doping Agency handed down the eight-year ban to Suzuki, which will keep him out of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Komatsu, however, is considered a favorite to represent.
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