Narsingh Yadav’s food supplements indeed were spiked which has now been confirmed by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) which is good news for the ace wrestler who has been cleared to travel to Rio for the Olympics. However, it could be a technical knockout for Narsingh Yadav at the games as he has failed two dope tests in the last fortnight. This means that the banned substance still prevails in his blood and he could very well fail dope test again at Rio which could spoil our country’s image in international sports.
Doping experts apart from medical views need to taken before Narsingh Yadav is allowed to compete at the games as this is an technical and scientific issue now and sentiments should not be allowed to override when national pride and honour is at stake. Yes, one feels very sorry for the ace wrestler as a fellow ‘competitor’ or somebody from our very own Olympic contingent tried to sabotage his participation but this is for the investigating agencies to detect and the guilty should definitely be punished. I still hope that Narsingh Yadav could make it to Rio after medical assistance and here is wishing the ace wrestler the very best in this endeavour!
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)