Narsingh Yadav's Doping Case Referred To CBI by Wrestling Federation of India
Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Anti-Doping Agency. He missed the Rio Olympics due to the ban. The Wrestling Federation of India has now referred the case to the CBI
- Updated: September 16, 2016 05:09 PM IST
- The CBI will probe the Narsingh Yadav doping case
- The Wrestling Federation of India has the PMO's support
- Narsingh Yadav is facing a four-year WADA ban for doping
In a last-ditch attempt to seek justice, Narsingh Yadav's doping case has now been referred to the CBI by the Wrestling Federation of India. Narsingh is facing a four-year ban from wrestling after his urine samples twice proved positive ahead of the Rio Games.
Narsingh Yadav, India's lone entry in the 74 kg freestyle category, was not allowed to participate in the Rio Olympics after the World Anti-Doping Agency overturned a National Anti-Doping Agency ruling and slapped a four-year ban on the Haryana-born wrestler.
Narsingh Yadav's camp has always stated that the wrestler was a victim of foul play. The NADA cleared him saying Narsingh was a victim of sabotage and did not intentionally take performance-enhancing drugs. Narsingh Yadav also received backing from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
But neither NADA's benefit of doubt argument nor the support of the Indian Prime Minister impressed WADA officials in Rio.
Having grabbed an Olympic quota by virtue of his bronze in world championship in Las Vegas in 2015, Narsingh's road to Rio was fraught with obstacles after he was named to represent India ahead of double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar.
Sushil dragged Narsingh Yadav to Delhi High Court and a bitter courtroom tussle followed but the judgement went in latter's favour.