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United World Wrestling clears name of Narsingh Yadav for Rio Olympics

Aug 4, 2016 13:00 IST

Narsingh Yadav

United World Wrestling (UWW) on 3 August 2016 cleared wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s name for participation in the 2016 Rio Olympics. He will be participating in the 74kg weight category of the sport.

Reports say fate of the 26-year-old grappler still lies in the hands of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which will take decision whether he is eligible to take part in the Olympic.

After studying the case, WADA may appeal against a decision of Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel or Appeals Panel of any of its member countries to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) within 21 days. CAS is specifically constituted to render decisions quickly during the Olympics.

If WADA appeals against the decision of the disciplinary panel at the ad hoc division of the CAS than Narsingh may have to wait some more days to know his fate regarding his participation in the Rio Games.

Background

Earlier after receiving clearance from NADA, the Wrestling Federation of India wrote to UWW to reconsider Yadav’s name in 74kg category.

National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on 1 August 2016 had exonerated Narsingh Yadav from any violation of anti- dope norms.

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