Asian Games Silver Medallist Boxer Manpreet Singh Caught For Doping

Updated: 02 October 2015 21:51 IST

Manpreet Singh, who won a silver medal in the 91 kg category at the 2010 Asian Games, has asked for a B sample test. He has pulled out of the World Military Games in South Korea.

New Delhi:
Manpreet Singh is currently competing at the World Military Games in South Korea.

Former Asian Games silver medal winning boxer Manpreet Singh (91kg) of India has pulled out of the Military World Games after failing a NADA dope test. (Read more boxing stories here)

Manpreet, who is part of the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB), had travelled with the team to compete at the Military World Games in Myungyeong, South Korea.

"Yes, he has pulled out of the tournament," a source in the Army Sports Institute, where SSCB boxers train, told PTI.

He added, "He failed a NADA dope test and it was because of a cough syrup that he was taking for a recent ailment."

The former national champion, who has no past record in doping, won his Asian Games silver medal in the 2010 edition in Guangzhou, China.

"It seems to be a case of accidental intake because he does not have that kind of track record. The banned substance was in the cough syrup and he seems to have consumed it without knowing," another source said.

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