Narsingh Yadav given clean chit from doping charges

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav's chances of participating in the Rio Games have been boosted after the United World Wrestling (UWW), gave him a clean chit.  The Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Charan Singh confirmed UWW's decision. "After Narsingh was given a clean chit by NADA, we immediately wrote a letter to the world body to reconsider his name in 74kg category. Today I am really delighted to announce that UWW has reverted back saying that Narsingh will be allowed to participate in the Olympics," WFI president Singh said. "Now they just need a confirmation letter from us and we have already sent it. So, there should not be any problem as far as the world body is concerned about Narsingh's participation," he added.
After studying the case, WADA can appeal against a decision of Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel or Appeals Panel of any of its member countries to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) within 21 days. 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. Ending the suspense of the last few days, NADA DG Naveen Agarwal read out a statement clearing Narsingh.


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