Nobody believed during Narsingh Yadav saga: Sushil Kumar’s coach Satpal Singh

first_imgRenowned wrestling coach Satpal Singh on Tuesday welcomed the reports of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) dismissing the sabotage theory floated by Narsingh Yadav with support of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).Yadav had tested positive for a banned drug methandienone three weeks before the Rio Olympics in 2016. The 74-kg wrestler had then alleged sabotage – without naming anyone in particular – saying his food at the national camp in Sonepat had been spiked.Slamming Yadav, Satpal said, “It is the victory of truth. Sushil has suffered a lot in 2016 because of all this. We had demanded at that time also that a deserving wrestler should go to Rio but nobody listened us. Everybody was thinking that Sushil and I are doing tactics to demean Narsingh.”He was found guilty of doping and then a sabotage theory surfaced. And people believed it as well. This is real life not some movie. Sushil was in his prime form at that time and he could have won gold in Rio. But let’s leave it here now, I am happy that the matter is getting clear,” Satpal added.In 2016, the Anti-Doping Appeal Panel of the National Anti-Doping Agency had accepted Yadav’s defence and allowed him to travel to Brazil, where the Court of Arbitration for Sports banned him for four years after an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).The Mumbai-based UP wrestler had then filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court demanding a CBI inquiry and had support of the WFI.advertisementHowever, according to reports, the CBI is not convinced about the sabotage theory. It has urged the Delhi High Court to dismiss the writ petition after submitting a status report with an affidavit in a sealed envelope on January 31.Also Read | WFI seeks government assurances to keep junior Asian Championships in IndiaAlso Read | Bajrang Punia dedicates Bulgaria wrestling gold to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthamanlast_img

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