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Paulo Miyao Confirms Failed USADA Test, Issues Statement

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Paulo Miyao Confirms Failed USADA Test, Issues Statement

 

 

Back in late March several sources came to BJJEE.com presenting evidence that Paolo Miyao was pinged by USADA for doping.

Paulo Miyao Rumoured To Be the Next BJJ Athlete That Failed Doping Test

 

In the initial report we wrote:

Last year Paolo Miyao dominated the Worlds – he won the light featherweight division without a hitch.  He was the only one on that podium that managed to repeat the success of the previous year. But since then he hasn’t been all that active he’s even missed the Pan Ams even though he isn’t injured.

 Miyao is finally ready to confirm it himself. He wrote an instagram post:
I would like to apologize to all who accompany me and support me, as many know I ended up failing in the USADA anti-doping test made during the 2016 World Championship, I take full responsibility, without excuses. I am sorry to my training partners and my teachers and secondly, for my opponents with whom I fought in this Worlds. My punishment will be two years. My heartfelt apologies to everyone. “Living in the past paralyzes the present and ruins the future”

Gostaria de pedir desculpas a todos que me acompanham e me apoiam, como muitos sabem acabei falhando no teste antidoping da USADA feito durante o Mundial de 2016, assumo toda a responsabilidade, sem desculpas. Lamento o fato ocorrido principalmente, primeiro, pelos meus parceiros de treino e meus professores, e, segundo, pelos meus adversários com quem lutei neste Mundial. Minha punição será de dois anos. Meus sinceros pedidos de desculpas a todos. “Viver no passado paralisa o presente e arruina o futuro” || I would like to apologize to all who accompany me and support me, as many know I ended up failing in the USADA anti-doping test made during the 2016 World Championship, I take full responsibility, without excuses. I am sorry to my training partners and my teachers and secondly, for my opponents with whom I fought in this Worlds. My punishment will be two years. My heartfelt apologies to everyone. “Living in the past paralyzes the present and ruins the future”

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One interesting tidbit is that Miyao has been suspended for 2 years – which is somewhat atypical since most of bjj athletes flagged to date only received one year suspensions.