India gives second chance to shot putter tested positive of doping

Inderjeet, who won the gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championship in 2015, told local television he had been informed of the test late on Monday and that all his earlier tests had been negative. Photograph:( Getty )

New Delhi,India Jul 26, 2016, 11.45 AM (IST)

India offered second chance to shot putter Inderjeet Singh after he was notified by the national anti-doping agency (NADA) that he has returned a positive test for banned substances in his A sample today.

Navin Agarwal, the director general of NADA, said the athlete's A sample had tested positive.

"He is given an option of sample B. Right now only sample A has tested positive and sample B, we would give him an option and if he chooses that, then he would be witness to the sealing that was done in his presence and the testing would be done in his presence. After that the report comes in, then a panel would be constituted where he can put up any other defence that he would like to," Agarwal said in New Delhi.

Inderjeet, who won the gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championship in 2015, told local television he had been informed of the test late on Monday and that all his earlier tests had been negative.

Earlier, wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was set to compete in the 74kg freestyle category at the Rio Olympics, failed the dope test.

(Reuters)

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