Narsingh gets NADA clean chit; free to participate in Rio
NEW DELHI: Wrestler Narsingh Yadav's dream of representing India at the Rio Olympics could now come true after the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Monday gave him a clean chit in the doping case.
Narsingh, who earlier had to overcome legal hurdles to participate in Rio in competition with two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, was exonerated by the NADA panel, which termed him "a victim of sabotage".
"There is no fault and negligence on Narsingh Yadav's part, he is a victim of sabotage done by a competitor," NADA director general Naveen Agarwal told reporters here.
Narsingh is now free to participate in the 74kg freestyle category at the Rio Games, starting August 5.
Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh had earlier asserted that he will fight to send Narsingh to Rio if he gets the clearance from NADA.
The WFI had sent Parveen Rana as a replacement in order to secure India's quota in the 74kg freestyle category.