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Narsingh Yadav, Rio Olympics-Bound Wrestler, Fails Dope Test: Sources

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Narsingh Yadav, India's contender in wrestling (74kg) at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has failed a dope test, sources told NDTV.

His accreditation has also been withheld, according to sources.

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) conducted a random dope test on Yadav on July 5 at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) regional centre in Sonepat.

The report of his 'A' sample test came out positive, according to sources.

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Later, he was called for his 'B' sample test, which also returned positive.

Narsingh Yadav won a bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships to win the Olympics quota place in the 74 kg category.

Later, he had to fight a lengthy legal battle with two-time Olympics medallist Sushil Kumar, also in the same category, to get the chance to compete for India at the Olympics.

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