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Narsingh Yadav to finally leave for Rio

After all the drama surrounding his dope test and subsequent acquittal, wrestler Narsingh Yadav will finally travel to Rio.

The decision was taken by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) after consultation with the wrestler and the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) to ensure he gets enough time to get acclimatised to the conditions in Rio. Narsingh will participate in the 75kg freestyle category at the Olympics.

“We checked with the authorities and were informed that since there was no suspension period or fault established, there was no need for Narsingh to undergo any reinstatement test to prove his innocence and he will now leave for the Olympics on Wednesday morning,” a WFI official confirmed.

The federation had earlier planned to have him tested by the NADA to ensure there were no traces of methandienone left in his body. Sources said he had also sent samples to private labs, but now he will leave without being tested by NADA. “We are sure he is completely clean now,” officials said.

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