Wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s dope scandal took a new turn when he lodged a formal complaint against two fellow grapples as saboteurs and alleged that they were involved in contaminating his food with steroids. He demanded for a CBI probe.
Even though The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) announced that Parveen Rana (that excluded Sushil Kumar’s chances yet again) would replace him for Rio Olympics, whioch has already been approved by the international governing body, United World Wresling; WFI backed Narsingh who continues to harbor hopes to go to Rio. He said, “I have always maintained that there has been a conspiracy against me. If I am cleared of the charges, I will go to Rio.”
WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh spoke to the media on the issue, “We suspect Jitesh, who fights in the 75kg category, and Sumit, both of them live in Chhatarsaal. And one of them has admitted to spiking Narsingh’s food. I can’t say on the conspiracy and can’t say whether they did this on their own or on someone’s asking. We cannot investigate this but we support Narsingh’s demand for a CBI inquiry.”
According to WFI report the suspect, who has represented India in junior ranks, was identified by the cook at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Sonipat centre. He trains at the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi and visits the Sonipat centre as a sparring partner.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel assured that the conspiracy angle will be investigated, but if nothing is found in the food supplements then it would be considered a positive dope test.
Meanwhile yet another athlete shot putter Inderjeet, a bronze medalist in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games has failed the dope test and cries foul.