Narsingh Yadav, late Tuesday night, filed a complaint with the Police that a junior wrestler was responsible for adding “dope” to his food.
The 26-year-old, Narsingh Yadav, India’s choice for Rio Olympic wrestling was trapped in a “dope” charge recently and he may have lost the chance to compete in the famous International competition. The wrestler vehemently denied the charges that were aimed at him and late Tuesday he made a complaint with the Police that his food was spiked by a 17-year-old teenaged wrestler who trains at the Delhi, Chhatrasal Stadium.
Yadav has filed a complaint stating that a banned drug was added to his food by the young boy and he had thus failed the customary dope test. His complaint has the name of the 65 Kg trainee who is said to have represented India in . The young wrestler alleged to have committed the act is the younger brother of “an international wrestler competing in the super-heavyweight” category in the same competition as Yadav . The junior wrestler is a frequent visitor at the SAI Sonepat centre and plays as a sparring partner at National camps as well. It seems that the boy had entered Yadav’s room and spiked his food supplements with the banned drug.
Reports have come in that “The suspected intruder was allegedly seen hanging around Narsingh’s room when the 74kg freestyle wrestler was with the Indian team in Bulgaria. He apparently asked for the keys to Narsingh’s room at the KD Jadhav hostel at the centre during the wrestler’s absence and when someone enquired, he feigned ignorance asking, “Yeh Pawan ka room hai, na?” (Isn’t this Pawan’s room)?”
Reports have also said that the junior wrestler was identified initially by SAI Sonepat centre’s cook when he was shown a group snap of the junior team trainees. The allegation is that the junior wrestler may have added something to the food in the kitchen of the hostel on June 5th. The entire meal was thrown when the wrestler was caught in the act red-handed.
Narsingh Yadav’s future career lies in jeopardy and the disciplinary panel of the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) will decide his fate for the Rio Olympics, on Wednesday. The games are scheduled for the August 5th and will start in Rio, but the promising wrestler Yadav’s dope test report shocked everyone because it showed the presence of metadienone, an anabolic steroid in his body. Yadav was served with provision suspension orders and his case is under scrutiny. Sandeep Yadav, Narsingh’s roommate has also failed the dope test, which is astonishing.
Coach Satpal Singh who also trains Sushil Kumar, Narsingh’s staunch opponent, also holds “allegation limelight” and he states, “It’s a good thing that Narsingh has filed a complaint in the case as it will bring us closer to the truth. If a cadet from Chatrasal has done this, he will be punished.” Talking about the young wrestler Satpal says that he can’t remember the person’s face as he has hundreds of trainees under him. The UWW has made a statement saying “The Indian Olympic Association informed United World Wrestling of their desire to enter Parveen Rana as their nation’s replacement in 74 kg in men’s freestyle.” Will Narsingh be reinstated? Maybe, says the NADA!