India had earned eight wrestling quotas for the Tokyo Olympics.© AFP
Olympic-bound Indian wrestler has been provisionally suspended after failing a dope check in the course of the current Qualifiers in Bulgaria, a serious embarrassment for the nation with simply weeks left for the Video games in Tokyo. It marks the second consecutive occasion of a wrestler being caught in dope internet earlier than the Olympics — the earlier being forward of the 2016 Rio Olympics when Narsingh Pancham Yadav had failed one and was slapped with a four-year ban.
“The UWW (United World Wrestling) knowledgeable the Wrestling Federation of India yesterday that wrestler has failed the dope check. Now he has to offer his B pattern on June 10,” a WFI supply advised PTI.
The wrestler has been nursing a knee damage that he suffered in the course of the nationwide camp earlier than the Olympic Qualifiers started at totally different venues.
He had competed on the Asian Qualifiers in Almaty in April however didn’t achieve incomes the quota. He then competed on the Asian Championship on the identical venue and returned with a medal-less efficiency.
Nevertheless, on the World Olympic Qualifiers in Sofia held in Could, he earned the quota by reaching the ultimate, which he forfeited because of the identical damage.
To let his injured knee heal utterly earlier than the Olympics, the wrestler was additionally planning to skip the publicity journey to Poland that the WFI had organized for its Tokyo-bound group.
“He should have taken one thing unknowingly. Perhaps he was taking some Ayurvedic medication to deal with his injured knee and that may have contained some banned substances,” stated the supply.
“However these wrestlers ought to have been cautious, they know the dangers concerned by taking such medicines,” he added.
If his B pattern additionally returns optimistic, he could be banned from the game. He has the fitting to problem the suspension however it’s clear that by the point listening to takes place and a verdict comes out, he would miss competing on the Olympics.
India earned eight wrestling quotas for the Tokyo version of the Video games with 4 males and as many ladies wrestlers qualifying.
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