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Rio Olympic-bound Shotputter Indrajeet Singh fails Dope test

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Published on 26 July 2016 4:32 AM GMT

Rio Olympic-bound Shotputter Indrajeet Singh fails Dope test
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New Delhi: After Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav, Rio Olympic-Bound Shotputter Indrajeet Singh was also found positive in the dope test. Singh’s out-of-competition test was done on June 22 last and the reports were announced just two weeks before the event, on July 25.

What Indrajeet said:

While addressing media after his encounter with the unfortunate news, Indrajeet said that it is a case of conspiracy against him as he is outspoken and has been critical of authorities in the past.

NADA asked Indrajeet for re-test:

  • The Haryana athlete, however, has been asked by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) that if he wants test his ‘B’ sample and if so, he should do this within seven days.
  • The authorities said, if the ‘B’ sample also tests positive, the shotputter will have to give Rio Olympics a miss. “Besides missing the Olympics opportunity, the athlete may also face the prospects of being banned for four years under the new codes of conduct of World Anti Doping Agency (WADA)," stated official sources.

About Indrajeet Singh’s training:

  • The 28-year-old shot-putter is in Bhinwani at nowadays for his training.
  • Inderjeet is one of the first track and field athletes who does not train at the national camps. He normally trains on his own with his personal coach.
  • He is one of those athletes who qualified for the Rio Olympics as he made the cut last year itself.

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