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Indian Rio hopefuls claim innocence on doping

26 July 2016, 21:36

New Delhi — Two Indian competitors have proclaimed their innocence after testing positive for banned steroids just days before they were to leave for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was to represent India in the 74-kilogram category at the Olympics, said his food supplements were spiked, causing the positive test.

Also read: Aruna Quadri promises to make mark at Rio Olympics

On Tuesday, shotput medal hope Inderjeet Singh, who had won a bronze at the 2014 Asian Games, was told by India's National Anti-Doping Agency that he had tested positive for a banned steroid.

Singh has been asked to send a second sample for a test. If that also is positive for anabolic steroids, he will have to miss the Olympic Games beginning on Aug. 5.

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