Wrestler Narsingh Yadav got acquitted from the doping charges that were put by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday. This decision of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has increased the hopes of Narsingh Yadav to participate in Rio Olympics.
To ensure his ticket to Rio, The clean chit given would be approved by three parties including United World Wrestling (UWW), which is wrestling's world body, International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
When Yadav failed his dope test, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had claimed that Praveen Rana would be included as replacement in his 74kg-category for the Olympics. Now, WFI feels that his ticket will not be blocked by three organizations as he had got IOA’s permission.
"We have received IOA's approval today (Tuesday) to send Yadav for the Olympics," WFI secretary Vinod Tomar told dna.
"As for the UWW, we are awaiting their formal approval and are hopeful of getting it by Wednesday. We had sent them an email only on Monday evening, informing them about the situation. They will go through it and we should hear something back by Wednesday," Tomar added.
On Tuesday, WADA said they have requested the case file from NADA and will "review the case".
"WADA would have raised an objection only if Yadav had been given a penalty or had got away lightly. In this case, he has been given a complete clean chit by NADA. So, it shouldn't be a problem," Tomar said
PM Modi also told Narsingh Yadav to focus on achieving a medal at the Rio Olympics without disruption.
"The prime minister gave his best wishes to me and asked me to be carefree and participate in Olympics without any tension. He asked me to focus on winning medals for the country. He also assured me that no injustice will be done to me," Yadav said after the meeting.