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Shot putter Inderjeet Singh clears second doping test

Days after becoming the second Indian athlete to test positive for prohibited substances, shot putter Inderjeet Singh has cleared the follow-up dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 28, 2016 11:46 IST ]
Inderjeet Singh
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Days after becoming the second Indian athlete to test positive for prohibited substances, shot putter Inderjeet Singh has cleared the follow-up dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

The dope sample of Singh taken on June 29 during National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Hyderabad has returned clean but the case relating to his earlier 'A' sample which came out positive still stands.

PTI sources, however, said that the NADA will proceed on the June 22 dope flunk case.

"It is understood that his June 29 sample was clean. NADA does so many tests on so many sportspersons that they don't say which sample is clean. NADA normally informs about dope positive cases," a source told PTI.

"But NADA will proceed on the June 22 dope positive case. June 29 sample may be clean but it doesn't change anything on June 22 sample. Inderjeet is still liable for the June 22 dope positive case," the source added.

After his 'A' sample tested positive, the NADA has asked the Haryana athlete, who had won a silver in the 2014 Asian Games, if he wants to test his 'B' sample and if so, to do this within seven days.

If the 'B' sample also tests positive, he will have to miss Rio Olympics beginning August 5, besides facing the prospect of being banned for four years under the new WADA Code.

Inderjeet is one of those athletes who do not train at the national camps. He normally trains on his own with his personal coach.

Meanwhile, wrestler Narsingh Yadav's participation in Rio Olympics will be known today after NADA’s disciplinary committee pronounces its verdict. The panel had yesterday adjourned its hearing on the dope scandal surrounding the wrestler till today.

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