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After fighting legal battle, Narsingh Yadav fails in dope test

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Published on 24 July 2016 5:47 AM GMT

After fighting legal battle, Narsingh Yadav fails in dope test
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New Delhi: Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav and the contender in 74 kg at the Rio Olympics, has failed the dope test, sources said.

According to the sources, the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) conducted a random dope test on Yadav on July 5 last at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) regional centre in Sonepat. Sources added that, Singh’s accreditation has also been withheld.

As per the sources, the report of his 'A' sample test came out positive and was later called for a 'B' sample test, which also returned positive, according to several media reports.

NADA has sent its final report to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Saturday.

The WFI has stopped Yadav from travelling with the other Rio-bound men's freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers to Georgia on July 25 for a fortnight-long training-cum-competition programme, reports suggested.

Narsingh had won a bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships to win the Olympics quota place in the 74 kg category and had to fight a legal battle with two-time Olympics medallist Sushil Kumar, to represent India at the Olympics.

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