Six wrestlers` dope flunk confirmed; B samples test positive

The six dope tainted wrestlers failed their `B` sample tests conducted by NADA.

New Delhi: The six dope tainted wrestlers who
last week had caused a major embarrassment to the country less
than a month ahead of the Commonwealth Games also failed their
`B` sample tests conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency.

The `A` samples of the six wrestlers taken by NADA at
Commonwealth Games trials had tested positive for stimulant
methylhexanamine, which was added as a banned substance only
this year by World Anti-Doping Agency.

Their `B` samples also tested positive in NADA tests
conducted on Saturday, sources said.

"All the six wrestlers have returned positive for
methylhexanamine in the tests conducted on Saturday," the
source said.

"As per the WADA Rules, they will appear before NADA Anti
Doping Disciplinary Panel headed by a retired Sessions Judge.
This panel will decide on sanction to be given to them," he

Four of them -- men`s freestyle wrestlers Rajiv Tomar
(120kg), Sumit (74kg) and Mausam Khatri (96kg) and women`s
freestyle wrestler Gursharanpreet Kaur (72kg) -- were removed
from the Commonwealth Games squad.

Rahul Mann (60kg) and Joginder Singh (120kg) were the
other two wrestlers.

Three-time national champion Tomar was last month
conferred Arjuna Award.

It is learnt that shot putter Saurabh Vij, who was in the
Commonwealth Games squad, and discus thrower Akash Antil have
not yet turned up for their `B` sample testing.

They have seven days from September 1, the date of
announcement of the result.



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