Ouyang Kunpeng

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Ouyang Kunpeng
Personal information
Full name Ouyang Kunpeng
Nationality  China
Born (1982-11-19) November 19, 1982 (age 34)
Jiangxi
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes backstroke

Ouyang Kunpeng (simplified Chinese: 欧阳鲲鹏; traditional Chinese: 歐陽鯤鵬; pinyin: Ōuyáng Kūnpéng; born November 19, 1982 in Jiangxi) is a Chinese swimmer and China's top male backstroker, holding the Chinese record in the long course and short course 50m, 100m, and 200m backstroke.

In May 2008, he was banned for life from the sport for a positive anti-doping test.[1] In July 2008, FINA announced his lifetime ban by the Chinese Swimming Association with a posting on their anti-doping website.[2] As of December 2010, this posting has been updated with a change of the ban from lifetime to 2-years.[3]

In December 2010, an AP report surfaced which indicated that his lifetime ban had been converted to a more-conventional 2-year ban; however, Ouyang was experience difficulties in return to competition in China, where the lifetime ban originated and was still in place.[4]

Personal bests[edit]

In long course

  • 50m backstroke: 25.18 (December 4, 2005)
  • 100m backstroke: 54.41 (December 5, 2005)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ China's top backstroke specialist banned for doping. Published by ESPN on 2008-06-27; retrieved 2010-12-17.
  2. ^ Doping Offence - Kunpeng Ouyang (CHN) [original version]; published by FINA on 2008-07-09, retrieved 2008-07-09.
  3. ^ Doping Offence - Kunpeng Ouyang (CHN) [updated version], posted by FINA with a published date of 2008-07-09; retrieved 2010-12-17.
  4. ^ China bars swimmer's return after ban by John Leicester, Associated Press. Published by USA Today on 2010-12-17; retrieved 2010-12-17.
  5. ^ Profile - swimranking.net

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