After end to the days of controversies involving the Rio qualified Wrestler related to claims at the 74 kg quota that he earned for the country followed by the doping scandal debate, Narsingh Yadav met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in New Delhi. It was post the directive from the Prime Minister that the doping case hearing was expedited and Narsingh was exonerated on grounds of conspiracy by one of his rivals under the same weight category.
Yadav, earlier, had thanked PM Modi after he was cleared of doping charges by NADA. After meeting the Prime Minister, Narsingh said that PM Modi told him to perform better and their would never be injustice done to him.
Speaking about his meeting with the Prime Minister, the wrestler said, “Unhone aashirwaad diya, kaha ki aur achchha kariye,aapke saath kabhi anyay nahi hoga.”
The Wrestler whose base is Maharashtra had failed a dope test on June 25, the report of which came on July 16, whereas he had claimed that it was a conspiracy against him and someone, his rival, had crippled his food and water at the SAI centre in Sonepat, Haryana.
NADA then formed a three-member panel to review the case and exonerated Yadav after the claim of conspiracy by his rival was established in the hearing.
The ruling however increased hopes of Narsingh’s making to Rio, for which he has to clear a dope test and then wait for United World Wrestling, World Anti-Doping Agency and International Olympic Association to clear him.
Narsingh Yadav is hopeful of the three agencies to clear his so that he can take part in the 74-kg men’s freestyle wrestling which will be held on August 19 during Rio 2016 Summer Games. The Wrestling Federation of India which had earlier named Praveen Rana as a replacement as an interim process forward, is now also backing him for representing India in Rio.
Speaking about his Rio participation, Yadav said, “I believe I will definitely go for Rio Olympics and will win medal for my country.”