BANNED SWIM­MER RE­TIRES

Edmonton Sun - - SPORTS -

Gold medal-win­ning swim­mer Conor Dwyer, handed a 20-month dop­ing ban Fri­day, an­nounced his re­tire­ment from com­pe­ti­tion.

the 30-year-old Illi­nois na­tive ad­mit­ted get­ting in­jec­tions of testos­terone pel­lets in his hip, a pro­ce­dure that led to three failed drug tests in 2018.

the 20-month ban was is­sued retroac­tive to dec. 21, 2018, mean­ing he would have been in­el­i­gi­ble to com­pete in the 2020 Sum­mer Olympics in tokyo.

dwyer teamed with Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Michael Phelps to win the 4x200-me­tre freestyle gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in Lon­don, and he com­bined with Town­ley Haas, Lochte and Phelps to re­peat as gold medal­lists in the event in the 2016 Olympics in rio de Janeiro.

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