New Delhi: A few days after wrestler Narsingh Yadav was caught for doping, another Rio Olympics qualified athlete Inderjeet Singh, a shot putter, has failed the dope test as his ‘A’ sample returned positive for a banned substance.
Inderjeet is one of those athletes who do not train at the national camps. He normally trains on his own with his personal coach.
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.
Earlier, 26-year-old grappler Narsingh Singh tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid, two weeks before the Rio Olympics.
He was later called for his ‘B’ sample test, which also turned out to be positive.
Narsingh, who bagged the quota in the 74kg category with a bronze medal finish in last year’s World Championships, will now appear before a NADA panel this week for the final hearing.
The Sports Minister also stated that they would proceed on the basis of the final report on Narsingh by the NADA.
Interestingly, Narsingh was selected for the Rio Olympics in controversial circumstances as two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar had demanded for trials to determine who should go to the games.
However, Narsingh was favoured for the same after fighting a lengthy legal battle with Sushil.
Another Indian wrestler, Sandeep Tulsi Yadav, has failed a dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
As per reports, Sandeep tested positive for the same substance as the Rio Olympics-bound wrestler.
Sandeep Tulsi is Narsingh Yadav’s sparring partner and roommate at Sports Authority of India, Sonepat. (ANI)