With days to go for Rio Olympics 2016 to begin, India is stuck with a doping scandal which will haunt them in the coming days. Earlier this week wrestler Narsingh Yadav had tested positive
for a banned anabolic steroid, for which he now has to appear before a National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) panel.
Narsingh’s sparring partner, Sandeep Tusi Yadav, was also tested positive for the same substance.
Narsingh though has denied
using the substance, and said he has been framed.
Even as India was getting to terms after loosing two of there wrestlers to doping scandal, another Indian athlete has now failed his dope test.
Shot putter Inderjeet Singh on June 26 tested positive for a banned steroid.
The drug test was conducted randomly on June 22 for an out of event test.
According to news reports, the athletics federation of India on July 25 received a letter from NADA, stating that Inderjeet had failed a dope test.
According to same reports, Singh had been avoiding the NADA tests for some time.
Singh though has denied the accusation and said such thing is done to “finish a player”. Inderjeet was first athlete from India to qualify for Rio Olympics. He 2015 in had won gold medals at the Asian championships, Asian Grand Prix and the World University Games. A year before that he had also won bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games.