Narsingh cleared of doping charges, free to compete in Rio Olympics 2016

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Wrestler Narsingh Yadav was on Monday cleared by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), paving the way for him to compete in the Rio Olympics later this month. The panel is of the opinion that one time ingestion by Yadav was not within his knowledge. The NADA panel also said that Yadav is a victim of sabotage done by a competitor and there is no fault and negligence on his part. Supporters of Yadav celebrated outside the NADA office after the agency gave him a clean chit. The grappler, who failed a dope test ahead of Rio Olympics, had earlier filed an FIR against a junior wrestler for allegedly mixing supplements to his food. In the FIR, he identified the alleged junior as the brother of an international wrestler in the super-heavyweight category.
Narsingh’s chances of competing in the Olympics seemed bleak last week after the wrestler failed a second dope test which was conducted on July 5. The junior allegedly entered the star wrestler’s room and mixed illegal supplements in the food. Narsingh’s allegations of a sabotage gained popular support when his roommate Sandeep Yadav at the SAI Sonepat camp also tested positive for the same substance. The alleged infiltrator is identified as a 65 kg wrestler who has represented India in the junior ranks.

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