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'My son is a victim of conspiracy' : Twitterati resonates claims of Narsingh Yadav's mother

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:48 IST

On 18 August, while we were busying ourselves, soaking in the glory that the two bright young Indian women Sakshi Malik and P V Sindhu brought for us at the Rio Olympics, wrestler Narsingh Yadav's fate was being decided by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Giving a major blow to India's Rio contingent, and to Yadav's career, the CAS overturned the National Anti-Doping Agency's (NADA) decision to clear the wrestler of doping charges, while also slapping a four-year ban on the Indian wrestler. This came following an appeal by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against giving Yadav clearance to participate.

Even though it was the CAS that broke the hearts of millions with it's announcement, the collective wrath of Indians is directed at the sport authorities of the nation, calling out the authorities for trapping Yadav in petty politics and jeopardising his career.

Bhulna Devi, Narsingh Yadav's mother has alleged that her son has fallen a victim to conspiracy, and his sister has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and annul the ban that has been imposed upon him.

Yadav had claimed a sabotage theory after failing two successive doping tests. He claimed, in a police complaint, that another wrestler was trying to destroy his chances of participating in the Rio Olympics. NADA had subsequently exonerated Yadav of all charges.

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Yadav was the preferred wrestler over Sushil Kumar by the Wrestling Federation of India to take part in the Rio Olympics. Henceforth proceeded a major legal battle between the two ace wrestlers.

Infuriated Indians took to Twitter to voice their disappointment, and anger at the lack of integrity the sporting authorities of India had displayed in their handling of Narsingh Yadav's case.

First published: 19 August 2016, 9:08 IST