Wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails Dope Test: NADA

Top Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav failed a dope test after he was tested positive for a banned substance steroid.

With this, his participation in 2016 Rio Olympics has been jeopardised and if found guilty by the disciplinary panel, he may face a four-year suspension.

The out-of-competition doping test was conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). The samples of wrestler were collected at the National camp in Sonepat, Haryana.

He was tested positive for a substance methandienone, a banned anabolic steroid. He had qualified for the Rio Olympics in the 74kg freestyle category.

Narsingh Yadav had won bronze medal in 2015 World championship of Wrestling to qualify for the Rio Olympics.  He also had won gold medal in 2012 Commonwealth Games.

Metandienone (C20H28O2): It is an orally active anabolic steroid that binds and activates the androgen receptor. It increases protein synthesis, muscle strength and glycogenolysis over a short space of time.  It is popular among bodybuilders.

About National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)

  • NADA is the national organization responsible for promoting, monitoring and coordinating the doping control program in sports in all its forms in India.
  • It deals with adopting and implementing anti-doping policies and rules that conforms to the World Anti-Doping Code.
  • It also cooperates with other anti-doping organizations and promotes anti-doping research and education.

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