Narsingh broke his silence over dope test failure, finally. On Sunday when the news broke out the entire nation was divided on whether it was the right decision by the federation to pick him for 74 kg freestyle category in the Rio Olympic?
On Sunday, NADA revealed that Narsingh has failed the dope test. Now Narsingh’s failure means India’s representation is under doubt in 74-kg wrestling category, but as India has a quota, expect boxing federation to send someone at the last minute.
On the other hand, a dejected Narsingh, since the news broke out, denied his involvement in any such immoral act and hinted at an attempted sabotage by his opponents.
Meanwhile, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Shaan Singh, has lent his support to the 26-year-old Varanasi-born wrestler.
Talking to the India Today, he has exposed the conspiracy against the gold medalist of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth.
“I am under a lot of pressure right now. The news of Narsingh having failed the test has come as a huge shock for us. But I believe Narsingh is an innocent guy. He can’t do it. He has been tested so many times in the past as well but had never failed any test. I am sure it’s a conspiracy. The substances found in his sample are the same that were found in that of his roommate Sandeep at the SAI centre in Sonepat.”
National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) had conducted two tests on Narasingh, one on June 25th and the next one on 5th July, both of which were readily taken by the Arjuna Award winning wrestler. NADA detected a banned methandienone sample in Narasingh’s roommate Sandeep Yadav’s sample too. Now it seems that someone had mingled the banned drug in their food.
“I even got to know that some officials at the SAI centre were also involved in it. In the coming days, some big names will be exposed. A lot of people are against him after he made the Rio cut. We are trying to find out who has done it and on whose instructions it was done, ” Singh further added.