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NADA gives clean chit to Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav

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Published on 1 Aug 2016 1:24 PM GMT

NADA gives clean chit to Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav
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New Delhi: Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav is likely to be onboard flight to Rio Olympics to represent the nation in 74 kg category in after getting clean chit from the National Anti-Doping Association (NADA).

The probe panel in its report on Monday made it clear that there was no fault and negligence from the side of Narsingh and he may be a victim of sabotage done by a competitor, said Director General (DG) NADA Naveen Agarwal.

The panel in its verdict said that Narsigh Yadav will get the benefit of article 10.4 of NADA’s anti-doping code.

  • His test samples were found positive on June 2 last.
  • Yadav had vehemently countered it calling it as conspiracy against him.
  • He was promptly replaced by Parveen Rana in the Olympic bound squad after having failed the dope test.
  • The 26-year-old wrestler was present at the NADA headquarters in New Delhi when the decision was taken.
  • He was picked by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the Rio games.
  • Yadav had booked his berth for the Olympics after he won bronze in the World Championship in 2015.
  • There will be no procedural hurdle for Narsingh to participate in the Olympics, said IOA Vice-President Tarlochan Singh.

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