New Delhi: While the Indian wrestling team bound for Rio Olympics is practicing in Georgia ahead of the games, wrestler Narsingh Yadav has decided not to go there and instead practice at Kandivali Sai Centre in Mumbai.
The Indian wrestler who was given the clean chit by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and said that he could participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics and also exonerated him from charges of violating anti-doping rules of NADA, on Tuesday, is waiting for a clearance from Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and United World Wrestling (UWW). He said he will go straight to Rio.
Earlier today (2 Aug) Narsingh Yadav met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek his blessings.
While addressing the media after meeting PM Modi, Narsingh said, "PM blessed me and said do well in the Games. You will face no injustice."
"I believe I will definitely go for Rio Olympics and will win medal for my country," Narsingh Yadav added.
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NADA's in its yesterday's verdict also said that no action will be taken against the wrestler.
“There is no fault & negligence on Narsingh Yadav's part, he is a victim of sabotage done by a competitor,” NADA further added.
The NADA panel was of the opinion that while practising it was impossible to keep a watch on drinks and so this could not be held as a failure on the athlete's part.