"I never expected the foreign media to take me down like this," Ogita wrote on Twitter.
"It's one thing if it was true, but I have to say I'm pretty devastated that they'd go so far to make something up to mock and ridicule me so much." "To be honest, it's pretty rough, but I guess I'm in the spotlight so this might be some kind of opportunity.
I'll do my best and get the results so that I get the last laugh," he said on Twitter.
"It doesn't matter if you do it for a joke or whatever, I ask you to go and watch an actual game at a stadium for once.
I hope you appreciate, even a bit, what a great sport pole vaulting is."