Narsingh fails 2nd dope test, Olympic hopes fade

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Narsingh Yadav’s hopes of competing in the Olympics seemed bleak today after the
wrestler failed a second dope test which was conducted on him
on July 5.

It is learnt that Narsingh, already under provisional suspension for failing a June 25 dope test, has also flunked the second test done on both his ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples taken on
July 5.

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“It’s the same substance that was found in the first test. It was unlikely that it would go out of the system,” a Wrestling Federation of Indian source said referring to banned
anabolic steroid methandienone.

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Narsingh has been claiming that he has been framed in the scandal by rivals, who, he alleged, spiked his food supplements and meals.

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But the 26-year-old’s food supplements have reportedly been found to be clean in tests conducted after his allegations, dealing a further blow to his Rio hopes.

The Maharashtra wrestler had been picked over two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar after he won the quota place with a bronze medal in last year’s World Championships.

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Following the doping storm, Parveen Rana was named as Narsingh’s replacement in the 74kg category, a move that has been approved by United World Wrestling.

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