Dharambir Singh, who was India’s bet in the 200m sprint running event, became the second Indian athlete to fail the dope test in two days. According to a report published by NDTV, Dharambir Singh has failed the dope test and might miss the flight to Rio Olympics.
This news has come as the second jolt for Indian in two day time. On 2nd August, it was Inderjeet Singh whose ‘B’ sample was found positive too and it is believed now that he will miss going to Rio. Inderjeet had claimed it was a conspiracy against him and his sample has been tampered with.
Earlier, Narsingh Yadav had found himself tangled in the same fiasco when his ‘A’ sample had found to be positive. The wrestler, though, was lucky to get clearance from NADA court and he is now going to play in the Olympics.
Inderjeet, on the other hand, has been provisionally suspended from taking part in any event and has also been served a second notice by the NADA officials.
“This is a conspiracy and there is something wrong in it. My sample has been tampered with. This will be checked by the doctors though. Why would a player take something which is not good for his health,” Inderjeet had said.
Dharambir, who became the first Indian athlete in 36 to qualify for the 200m sprint, may possibly face a life ban if proven guilty as this was his second offense, reported India Today