New Delhi: Suspense over ace wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s chances of participating in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games after he returned with a positive result for a dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on June 25 (Sunday) might finally become over today, Saturday.
The NADA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Penal is expected to announce its final verdict today or on August 1(Monday).
The 26-year-old’s ‘B’ sample also tested positive for a banned substance, jeopardising his chances of competing in what will be his second Summer Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, if Narsingh Yadav is found guilty, he may face 2-4 years of suspension.
Wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s ordeal got longer as the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on Thursday postponed the verdict over his dope case by a couple of days.
Speaking to NewsX in an exclusive conversation on Friday, Narsingh Yadav said that he had shared his side of the story with the panel and that he expects justice in the matter.
“I have shared all the information with the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and the panel. I hope my arguments are considered,” said the wrestler who was scheduled to represent India in the 74-kg category. He added, “I have nothing more to say. All I want is justice.”