Wrestlers Narsingh and Sandeep Yadav both fail Olympic doping test

New Delhi Published: Jul 25, 2016, 10:04 AM(IST)

Rio Olympics bound Narsingh Yadav tested positive for methandienone, a banned anabolic steroid. Photograph:( Getty )

After reports of Narsingh Yadav failing doping test surfaced on Sunday, his roommate Sandeep Yadav, in a latest development, has also been reported to have failed the test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

The two wrestlers are roommates at the Sports Authority of India, Sonepat, according to zeenews.com. Narsingh, who tested positive for a banned steroid in the 'B' sample, appeared in front of the NADA disciplinary panel on Saturday. Both of them tested positive in methandienone, an anabolic steroid, the tests of which were conducted on June 25.
While Narsingh had won a long legal battle against Sushil Kumar to be a part of Rio 2016 squad, Sandeep was not selected in the Indian contingent. Narsingh's Rio dreams, however, look over as the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) have reportedly withheld his accreditation card.

The WFI team has postponed their preparatory camp trip to Georgia, which was supposed to leave on Monday. If found guilty, Narsingh's absence at Rio will be a huge blow to India as the final date to send the list of athletes participating in Olympics was July 18, leaving no chance for a replacement in the 74 kilogram category.

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