Narsingh Yadav’s hopes of competing in the ongoing Rio Olympics have come to an abrupt end with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) withholding the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) appeal and banned him for four years from the competitions.
After the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) cleared him on the grounds of ‘being the victim of sabotage’ and allowed him to compete in the Olympics, the WADA officials challenged the NADA decision and appealed to CAS against NADA ruling. An ad hoc committee which met here on Thursday ruled in WADA favour and banned the wrestler from Mumbai. India’s chef de mission Rakesh Gupta revealed the news to media.
Narsingh was scheduled to play against Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France in the qualification round of men’s 74 kg freestyle category on Friday.