New Delhi: Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has got a clean chit from National Anti Doping Agency to participate in the Rio Olympics 2016. The NADA panel has exonerated Yadav from charges of violating anti-doping rules.
Thereby allowing him to participate in Rio Olympics. The 74kg freestyle wrestler, who bagged a bronze medal in last year’s world championship to qualify for the Olympics, tested positive for a banned steroid in an out of competition test conducted by the the NADA.
The NADA had collected Narsingh’s samples at the national camp in Sonepat a few weeks ago. Narsingh has been claiming that he has been framed in the scandal by rivals, who, he alleged, spiked his food supplements and meals.
Following the doping storm, Parveen Rana was named as Narsingh’s replacement in the 74kg category, a move that has been approved by United World Wrestling.