Published On: Mon, Aug 1st, 2016

Narsingh Yadav cleared of doping charges

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Narsingh Yadav was today exonerated of doping charges by the National Anti-doping Agency (NADA), which concluded that he was a victim of sabotage,After more than a week of drama which began with Narsingh testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid methandienone in tests conducted on June 25, NADA DG Naveen Agarwal put an end to the suspense on the wrestler’s fate by exonerating him.  paving the way for the wrestler’s participation in Rio Olympics.

Not out of the woods yet

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Monday said they will send the order to the United World Wrestling (UWW) so as to get the grappler’s name clear for upcoming Rio Olympics.

Ending weeks of suspense over Narsingh’s Rio Olympics participation, the NADA had earlier in the day exonerated the wrestler from the charges of violating anti-doping rules while pointing that he was a victim of sabotage perpetrated by a competitor.

“I want to congratulate the Sports Ministry, all the officials, honorable Prime Minister.I want to thank all the citizens.The way they all stood by the truth, I want to congratulate each one of you. I believe Narsingh Yadav’s confidence did not drop from the incident; it rather had boosted his confidence. I am absolutely hopeful that Narsingh will head into the Rio and clinch a medal for the country. We will send the order to the UWW and the organizing committee and I am fully hopeful that our appeal will get approved and Narsingh will head Rio,” Singh said following the verdict

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