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Rio Olympics 2016, Athletics: Shot putter Inderjeet Singh clears second doping test

Although his second sample has tested negative, Inderjeet Singh is not yet eligible to participate in the Rio Olympics.

Inderjeet Singh
Inderjeet Singh

After becoming the second Indian athlete to test positive for prohibited substances in a short span of time, shot putter Inderjeet Singh has just cleared the follow-up dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

Following close on the heels of wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s dope controversy, Inderjeet’s June 22 sample had returned positive for androsterone and etiocholanolone, two drugs that are banned for their performance-enhancing capabilities. With the revelation, the NADA panel had asked him to get his B sample checked in order to prove his innocence until which he was put under provisional suspension for Rio Olympics 2016.

The results from the latest test on his sample from 29th June have just arrived. Inderjeet has tested negative in these tests but word on his participation at the Games is still awaited. With one positive and one negative dope test, as things stand, the 2015 Asian Athletics champion is not eligible to head for the Olympics yet.

More on the matter will be learnt once his July 10 and 11 samples have been tested, according to which the Athletics Federation of India will be taking a call on his participation.

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