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India's Rio-bound wrestler Yadav fails doping test

India's Narsingh Pancham Yadav holds his national flag as he celebrates winning the gold medal in the 74kg men's freestyle wrestling match at ...

India's Narsingh Pancham Yadav holds his national flag as he celebrates winning the gold medal in the 74kg men's freestyle wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files
India's Narsingh Pancham Yadav holds his national flag as he celebrates winning the gold medal in the 74kg men's freestyle wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was set to compete at the Rio Olympics in the 74kg freestyle category, has tested positive for a banned steroid, the national anti-doping agency (NADA) told Reuters on Sunday.

Both of the 26-year-old's samples from an out-of-competition test returned positive and the wrestler had attended a hearing to present his case before an anti-doping disciplinary panel on Saturday.

The panel had asked NADA for further details and should return with a verdict within one week, NADA Director General Navin Agarwal said by telephone.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Peter Rutherford)

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