Wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails NADA dope test

24 July, New Delhi

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has failed a dope test conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency, NADA. The development has cast doubt on his participation in Rio Games.

National Anti-Doping Director General Navin Agarwal confirmed that Narsingh’s ‘B’ sample also tested positive for a banned steroid and he appeared before a NADA disciplinary panel on Saturday.

Narsingh was selected for the Rio Olympics in controversial circumstances as double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar had also staked his claim to represent the country in 74kg freestyle.

But Narsingh was favoured as he had earned the Olympic quota in the World Championships last year.

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