Olympics 2016: In time of crisis, Sushil Kumar tweets INSPIRATIONAL message for wrestler Narsingh Yadav

There seems to be no end to Narsingh Yadav's woes as WADA has decided to appeal against the clean chit given to him by NADA in a dope scandal.

Updated: Aug 17, 2016, 10:50 AM IST
Olympics 2016: In time of crisis, Sushil Kumar tweets INSPIRATIONAL message for wrestler Narsingh Yadav

New Delhi: Soon after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decided to appeal against the clean chit given to Narsingh Yadav by NADA in a dope scandal, Sushil Kumar threw his weight behind the beleaguered Indian wrestler.

Sushil, who is India's only two-time Olympic medalist, took to Twitter to back his fellow wrestler during the tough phase.

“WADA has appealed against the NADA clearance in Court of Arbitration (CAS). Now, the hearing is on and the IOA Secretary General [Rajeev Mehta] is there with WADA officials,” Indian contingent’s chef-de-mission Rakesh Gupta told PTI.

Narsingh was supposed to begin his campaign on August 19 but now faces the prospect of a career-ending four-year ban if the CAS upholds WADA’s appeal. He had tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid — Methandienone — in tests conducted on June 25.

The World Championships bronze-medallist had claimed that he was victim of a conspiracy by rivals, a theory that was accepted by NADA which exonerated him after an appeal.

(With PTI inputs)