Narsingh Yadav has been cleared by the United World Wrestling to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 74kg category. Earlier on Monday, National Anti-Doping Association (NADA) had cleared the wrestler of doping charges, concluding that his failure in the dope test was a sabotage by a fellow wrestler. Meanwhile, World Anti-Doping Agency issued a statement about wanting to review the clean chit given the National Anti-Doping Association(NADA). WADA director Maggie Durand has requested NADA to send the case file for the reviewing process. The WADA can appeal against the Anti-Doping Disciplinary panel’s decision to the Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) within 21 days. The CAS has opened an ad hoc division in Rio quickly solve any doping-related issues that might come up during the tournament.
If WADA decides to appeal to the CAS about Narsingh Yadav’s acquittal, the wrestler might have to wait a few more days to sit on the plane for Rio. Though some hurdles are yet to overcome, Yadav’s road to Olympics 2016, has certainly become brighter. Earlier in July, Narsingh Yadav had failed to pass the dope test and had cried foul play. The NADA had set up a disciplinary panel to review Yadav’s case. The panel gave Yadav a clean chit on Monday, on the grounds of sabotage by a fellow wrestler.
Yadav is a part of the Indian wrestling team, that is to compete in Rio 2016. Yadav is hailed as one of the medal contenders in the 74kg men’s wrestling.