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    GazJayM

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    Haruka Tachimoto

    Post by GazJayM on Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:18 am

    I'm absolutely gutted that Haruka has been banned for a year as she is one of my favourite players ever. I'm also completely and utterly amazed that she could be involved with an illegal substance. It staggers me. She just doesn't seem the type.
    The substance was prevalent in an over the counter cold remedy. It seems odd though possible that she would purchase this without consulting her coach or doctor. The product was subsequently found in her hotel room in Dusselforf just prior to the beginning of the tournament there.
    She is 24 years old with a wealth of experience of senior competition at the highest level so this does seem like an incredible mistake. The question is, was she just naive or did she know exactly what she was doing?
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    Steve Leadbeater

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    Re: Haruka Tachimoto

    Post by Steve Leadbeater on Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:03 am

    Or was it "planted" ??

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    Re: Haruka Tachimoto

    Post by GazJayM on Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:13 pm

    Certainly something doesn't seem right. Tachimoto has won numerous national and international competitions and been to the Olympics. It's difficult to believe that an athlete with her experience would self-medicate on the eve of a competition. The corporate backers of her main rival for the number one spot at 70kg, Chizuru Arai, have been keen to promote Arai as the selection for the next Olympics so who knows. There could be more to come from this story ......,
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    Ben Reinhardt

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    Re: Haruka Tachimoto

    Post by Ben Reinhardt on Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:06 am

    Steve Leadbeater wrote:Or was it "planted" ??

    Australian Judo Federation was involved ?


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    Re: Haruka Tachimoto

    Post by GazJayM on Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:01 am

    How do you know that?

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