The Japanese Swimming Federation has suspended four-time world champion Daiya Seto for adultery, Sports Hochi reported.
The athlete is disqualified until the end of this year. He also had to give up the title of captain of the Japanese national swimming team. Seto will not be able to participate in international competitions either. However, he will retain the right to participate in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which will be held in the summer of 2021.
It is noted that the media learned about Seto's extramarital affairs at the end of September. Then the paparazzi took a series of pictures of the athlete in the company of an unknown girl.
Daya Seto specializes in complex swimming at distances of 200 and 400 meters. He has a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, four gold medals at the World Championships, and five victories at the World Short Course Championships.