Yadav Failed Drugs Test Result of ‘Sabotage’

first_imgThe 26-year-old was provisionally suspended from competing at the Rio Olympics and replaced by Parveen Rana.However, India’s wrestling federation (WFI) will now try to reinstate Yadav.The WFI says it will write to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) and United World Wrestling (UWW) regarding the issue.“There is no fault or negligence on the athlete’s part and he is a victim of sabotage,” said Navin Agarwal, the National Anti-Doping Agency’s director-general.Yadav was picked over two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar after he won India’s quota place with bronze at last year’s World Championships.“I want to thank everyone who supported me,” he said. “It’s a triumph for truth. Now I want to go to Rio and bring back a medal for India.”Indian shot put champion Inderjeet Singh also claimed he had failed a drugs test because of a “conspiracy” against him.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s failed drugs test was a result of “sabotage”, according to a ruling by his country’s anti-doping disciplinary panel.He tested positive for banned substances but claimed his food was spiked with steroids by two fellow wrestlers and made a police complaint.last_img read more

Panthers to retire Roberto Luongo’s No. 1 jersey

first_imgLuongo’s No. 1 jersey is scheduled to be sent to the BB&T Center rafters March 7 before the Panthers host the Canadiens.Luongo will become the first #FlaPanthers player in franchise history to have his jersey number retired on March 7, 2020.» https://t.co/q7q72fVI6l pic.twitter.com/SZd1bykdvr— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) August 12, 2019″Roberto is a cornerstone of Panthers history and an icon of the game,” Panthers owner Vincent J. Viola said in a release. Related News “He has represented himself and the Panthers with tremendous dignity, determination and a standard of excellence throughout his career. Roberto exemplifies what it means to be a Florida Panther. His level of commitment to this franchise, his teammates, his family and the South Florida community is second to none. There is no player more deserving to be the first Florida Panther to have his jersey number retired.”Luongo, 40, retired in June after 19 seasons in the NHL that also included stints with the Canucks and Islanders, citing the hip surgery he had a couple of years ago as a major reason he decided to call it a career. He finished last season with an 18-16-5 record, 3.12 goals against average, and .899 save percentage.In 1,044 NHL games played, the three-time All-Star posted a career 2.61 goals against average and .919 save percentage. NHL free agency news: Kevin Shattenkirk gets 1-year deal with Lightning Roberto Luongo will go down in Panthers history in more ways than one.The team on Monday announced the veteran goaltender will become the franchise’s first player to have his number retired. “I want to thank the entire Panthers organization for this incredible recognition,” Luongo said. “It’s quite an honor to be the first player to have his number retired by the Panthers. I’m truly looking forward to sharing this special night with my friends, family, teammates and the Panthers fans.”Luongo’s 489 career wins put him third all-time behind only Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy. He also owns Panthers franchise records for games played by a goaltender (572), wins (230), shutouts (38) and saves (16,068).last_img read more