Rio 2016 Olympics: Sindhu, Sakshi win fades Narsingh's ban

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19: For India the victory of Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik has faded the embattled Narsingh Yadav's 4-year doping ban at the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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The 21-year-old shuttler from Hyderabad made a historic entry into the finals of badminton women's singles event, hours after wrestler Sakshi had nailed the country's first medal following 11 blank days in Rio Games, added media reports.

On the other hand, male wrestler Narsingh Yadav was expelled from the Games and slapped with a 4-year ban for flunking a dope test after the Court of Arbitration for Sports overturned the clean chit given to him by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), said the PTI report.

(Sindhu shines with India's first Olympic silver in badminton)

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had appealed against NADA all-clear to Narsingh at CAS, 3 days ahead of his scheduled opening bout at the Olympics.

Sakshi Malik

"...Narsingh Yadav was sanctioned with a 4-year ineligibility period starting today and that any period of provisional suspension or ineligibility effectively served by the athlete before the entry into force of this award shall be credited against the total period of ineligibility to be served," CAS said in a statement after the hearing, which lasted 4 hours last night.


Story first published: Friday, August 19, 2016, 23:00 [IST]
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