After Narsingh Yadav, Inderjeet Singh’s failed dope test adds to India’s Rio Olympics woes

NADA has asked Inderjeet Singh, who had won a silver in the 2014 Asian Games, if he wants to test his 'B' sample and if so, to do this within seven days.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 28, 2016 6:37 pm
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Just a few days after wrestler Narshing Yadav was caught for doping, another Rio Olympics qualified athlete Inderjeet Singh, a shot putter, has failed a dope test as his ‘A’ sample returned positive for a banned substance.

28-year-old Inderjeet, the reigning Asian Champion, tested positive for a banned steroid and he has been informed by National Anti-Doping Agency. His out-of-competition test was done on June 22, sources told PTI.

The NADA has asked the Haryana athlete, who had won a silver in the 2014 Asian Games, if he wants to test his ‘B’ sample and if so, to do this within seven days.

If the ‘B’ sample also tests positive, he will have to miss Rio Olympics beginning August 5, besides facing the prospect of being banned for four years under the new WADA Code.

Inderjeet is one of those athletes who does not train at the national camps. He normally trains on his own with his personal coach.

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He is one of the first track and field athletes who qualified for the Rio Olympics as he made the cut last year itself. He had a training stint earlier this year in the United States under funding of the Sports Ministry’s Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme.

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  1. D
    Jul 26, 2016 at 3:25 am
    So only the rifle shooter is going to go to Rio. Or did you guys dope him too so that he could lift the rifle.
    1. M
      Jul 26, 2016 at 7:04 am
      There is a question here, why not also penalise richer nations for havng superior facilities? Of course penalising drug taking is well established but how about really levelling the playing field. China had a suiously large number of golds in Beijing, can you really imagine, that given the revelations from Russia, that it was possible that something on an similar was bot possible in China's case. be. Interestng to see what happens to their tally in Rio, I bet there are a few nervous people out there. Sport is never truely fair, it is more about opportunity and culture, more of a imperialist ideal, because they usually won, the unfair race.
      1. A
        Ashish Singh
        Jul 26, 2016 at 12:29 pm
        What about the Americans, Carl Lewis, Marion Jones, Flo Jo, Andre Agi all admitted after their retirement that they took performance enhancing drugs, but US clout is such that their gold medals were not snatched away,except Jones. China's maximum gold medals are in table tennis,badminton,diving, shooting,gymnastics etc which does not require performance drugs. Even in London China stood second 2nd in the medals table with 38 golds. We should request our master USA to lend us some golds in Rio, so that our position in the medals table improves.
        1. Harish Shenoy
          Jul 27, 2016 at 1:43 am
          Do these guys all belong to AAP. Everyone's crying conspiracy so did Kejriwal spike their food or drinks?
          1. R
            Jul 26, 2016 at 6:08 am
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