New Delhi: The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on Monday gave a clean chit to wrestler Narsingh Yadav and said that he will be allowed to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The panel exonerated NarsinghYadav from charges of violating anti-doping rules of NADA.
NADA also said that no action will be taken against him.
“There is no fault & negligence on Narsingh Yadav’s part, he is a victim of sabotage done by a competitor,” NADA said.
The NADA panel is of opinion that while practising it is impossible to keep a watch on drinks and this cannot be held as failure on athlete’s part.
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While addressing the media, Narsingh Yadav said “I thank the public, media and everyone who supported me and stood by the truth.”
“I was sure that I would get justice, thats why I never stopped practising. I knew it was a conspiracy against me,” Narsingh added.
Narsingh had claimed of a conspiracy to frame him and had filed a police report in this regard, although he refrained from naming anyone.
“I have always maintained that there has been a conspiracy against me. If I am cleared of the charges, I will go to Rio. I have identified the boy who was seen contaminating my food. I have given a detailed complaint to the police,” Narsingh told the media on Tuesday after filing his police complaint.
“I feel even officials are involved because I am not being provided the CCTV footage,” he added.
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhishan Sharan Singh had alleged that two junior wrestlers from the Chhatarsaal Stadium had mixed banned substances in his food.
The Mumbai-based grappler, who was selected to represent the country in the men’s 74kg freestyle category ahead of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, was handed a provisional suspension earlier.