“I intend to sincerely give my complete consideration to swimming … in order that I would possibly regain the agree with of my circle of relatives, whom I harm deeply with my irresponsible habits, and regain the acceptance of my circle of relatives in addition to all of you as a swimmer,” Seto stated in a remark launched thru his control corporate on Tuesday.
Seto, 26, admitted to the affair and resigned as captain of Japan’s Olympic swim staff final month after the mag printed the tale. He nonetheless will have the ability to swim in subsequent 12 months’s Tokyo Olympics and already has certified by means of distinctive feature of the sector championships he gained in 2019. On the other hand, he has misplaced sponsorship offers with the Eastern Olympic Committee and All Nippon Airlines.
Eastern wearing officers have in the past issued strict punishments to athletes who, of their eyes, have tarnished the rustic’s honor. In 2014, the Japan Swimming Federation suspended Naoya Tomita — an international short-course breaststroke champion — for 17 months after he used to be stuck stealing a certified photographer’s digicam from the pool deck on the 2014 Asian Video games.
In 2018, the Eastern Canoe Federation suspended kayaker Yasuhiro Suzuki for 8 years after he admitted to spiking an opponent’s drink with anabolic steroids in an try to get him to fail a drug check. Two years previous, Olympic badminton participant Kenichi Tago used to be kicked off the nationwide staff after shedding just about $100,000 at unlawful casinos in Japan, the place maximum types of playing are prohibited.