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Wrestler Narsingh Yadav cleared of doping charges, free to compete in Rio Olympics 2016

Narsingh's chances of competing in the Olympics had seemed bleak last week he failed a second dope test

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav was on Monday cleared by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), paving the way for him to compete in the Rio Olympics later this month.

The panel is of the opinion that one time ingestion by Yadav was not within his knowledge. The NADA panel said that Yadav is a victim of sabotage done by a competitor and there is no fault and negligence on his part and it is impossible for an anthlete to keep a watch on drinks during practise. ''I thank the public, media and everyone who supported me and stood by the truth,'' tweeted Narsingh Yadav. ...

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First Published: Mon, August 01 2016. 17:28 IST