Narsingh Yadav doping case: Wrestler fails second dope test conducted on July 5th - Reports
This might effectively end Narsingh's hopes of participating in the upcoming Rio Olympics.
In a new turn of events regarding the alleged doping of promising wrestler Narsingh Yadav, news has emerged that the prominent athlete has failed his second dope test as well. The new dope test conducted on a sample taken on the 5th of July, has again thrown up signs of a banned substance, effectively ending his hopes of participating in the upcoming Rio Olympics.
The new sample was taken from Narsingh exactly a month after his previous faulty sample. This sample has been tested and proved to contain traces of an anabolic steroid, Methandienone as well. Earlier, Narsingh and his team had accused and identified a junior wrestler, also a trainee residing at the SAI Hostel, Sonepat, to have adulterated his food with the above substance. The youth named Jitesh, who also turned to be the brother of an unnamed prominent International wrestler himself, was apprehended earlier.
But the conspiracy theory has now been blown wide open due to the discovery of these new evidences.
Earlier, Narsingh's brother Vinod admitted that the tampering of food on the 5th of June never took place as the cook at the Sonepat mess threw away what he thought was contaminated food. Narsingh had then asked NADA to check his food supplements for contamination since he had allegedly seen Jitesh sneaking into his room on another occasion.
Narsingh's brother had also conceded that while they did not file any complaint on the alleged food-tampering attempt on the 5th of June, it was probable that Narsingh's food supplements had been met with tampering whilst he was away on a training stint in Bulgaria from the 6th of June to the 22nd of June.
However, the latest NADA tests on Narsingh’s food supplements have not thrown any positive light on the controversy as they have come up clean. It remains to be seen how the saga turns out given that Narsingh’s conspiracy claim is now on shaky grounds. All his hopes of proving innocence rests on the NADA hearing scheduled at 4p.m. on Wednesday.