Dream of Olympic medal cruelly snatched away from Wrestler Narsingh Yadav : In a stunning reversal of fortunes, the wrestler Narsingh Yadav was ousted from the Olympics on Thursday night and banned from all competitions for four years after the ad-hoc division of Court of Arbitration for Sports overturned the clean chit given to him by National anti-doping agency of India(NADA).
His dream of representing India at Rio Olympics shattered after being banned for 4 years for failing a dope test. The wrestler Narsingh Yadav said that he would do everything to prove his innocence.
Narsingh Yadav who was to fight in men’s 74 kg category said that my dream of competing and winning a medal for country at the Rio Olympics has been cruelly snatched away from me twelve hours before my first wrestling.
In a statement issued by his sponsors JSW Sports, he said that But it is all I have left to fight for.I will do everything to prove my innocence..
The statement said that a review of the decision could be filed if the evidence was found to back the claim of sabotage made by the wrestler Narsingh Yadav.
It said that we will be pressing for a recall of the decision that World Anti Doping Agency would be amenable to if further evidence is found pertaining to sabotage.
It added that JSW Sports strongly believes in the innocence of Narsingh Yadav. JSW Sports will stand with the wrestler Narsingh Yadav in doing everything to fight for justice.
Three days ahead of his opening bout, World Anti Doping Agency had appealed against the NADA which all-clear to Narsingh at the ad-hoc division of the CAS at Rio.
In a statement after the hearing, CAS said that the parties were informed that the application was upheld, that Narsingh Yadav was sanctioned with a 4 year disqualification period starting today.
It said that all results obtained by Narsingh would be disqualified. The panel of CAS did not accept the argument that Narsingh was the victim of sabotage. The CAS said that there was no evidence that he bore no fault.
It added that therefore the standard 4 year period of ineligibility was imposed by the Panel.
The name of 27-year-old wrestler appeared in the Olympic schedule after he underwent the mandatory weigh-in. He was to take on Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France in the qualification round.
The wrestler has maintained all along that his dope test was a result of conspiracy by rivals who mixed something in his drinks or food.