Sunday, 16 October 2016

Narsingh 's hope to dope

Narsingh yadav , a Indian wrestler’ s Olympic dream was shattered when he was accused in a doping case a day before his match. Having grabbed the quota by virtue of his bronze in Las Vegas 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 to Delhi High Court and a bitter courtroom tussle followed but the judgement went in latter’s favour. There was more drama in store for the Asian Games bronze-medallist after he returned positive for a banned steroid following a dope test in June by the NADA.Narsingh’s roommate at the SAI centre in Sonipat also tested positive for the same substance but WFI backed the Mumbai-based wrestler’s claims of a foul-play. Days before the Olympics, Narsingh was cleared of doping charges by the NADA who said the wrestler was indeed a victim of ‘sabotage’ and deserved the benefit of doubt. However, his hopes were dealt a massive blow when WADA challenged the NADA’s decision and moved the CAS amid speculation that the wrestler may face a ban up to four years  . he was ousted from the olympics  and was slapped with a 4 - year ban  for flunking a dope test after the ad hoc division of the court of arbitration if sports (CAS ) overturned the clean chit given to him by the National Anti - Doping Agency . JSW Sports - the sponsor brand of narsingh yadav  were deeply disaapointed at the verdict of the CAS in handing a   4 - year ban  to narsingh yadav . He has been the first and foremost  sportsperson of india to whom jsw proudly supports and will continue doing that . Narsingh has been put through an ordeal that no athlete has been put to . Narsingh yadav afte3r the declaration of the verdict quoted  "To say I am devastated at the decision of CAS would be putting it mildly. I have gone through so much over the last two months off the mat but the thought of fighting for the glory of the nation at the Games had kept me going. My dream of competing and winning the country a medal at the Rio Olympics has been cruelly snatched away from me twelve hours before my first bout, but I will do everything it takes to prove my innocence. It is all I have left to fight for.” .   
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