Tokyo Olympic-sure Indian wrestler Sumit Malik has been provisionally suspended after failing a dope take a look at for the length of the sizzling qualifiers in Bulgaria, a valuable embarrassment for the nation with fair weeks left for the Games. It marks the 2nd consecutive instance of a wrestler being caught in dope get earlier than the Olympics – the outdated being sooner than the 2016 Rio Olympics when Narsingh Pancham Yadav had failed one and became slapped with a four-three hundred and sixty five days ban.
Malik, the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, had smartly-behaved for the Tokyo Olympics within the 125kg class on the Bulgaria tournament which became the final likelihood for wrestlers to invent quotas. The 28-three hundred and sixty five days-used’s dream of competing on the tournament beginning July 23 appears as correct as over with this.
“The UWW (United World Wrestling) suggested the Wrestling Federation of India the previous day that Sumit has failed the dope take a look at. Now he has to give his B sample on June 10,” a WFI source suggested news company PTI.
Malik has been nursing a knee injure that he suffered for the length of the national camp earlier than the Olympic Qualifiers started at varied venues. He had competed on the Asian Qualifiers in Almaty in April however did now not prevail in incomes the quota.
He then competed on the Asian Championship on the identical venue and returned with a medal-less performance. On the different hand, on the World Olympic Qualifiers in Sofia held in Can also, Malik earned the quota by reaching the final, which he forfeited attributable to the identical injure.
To let his injured knee heal entirely earlier than the Olympics, Malik became also planning to skip the publicity bolt to Poland that the WFI had arranged for its Tokyo-sure personnel. “He must bear taken something unknowingly. Perchance he became taking some Ayurvedic medicine to deal along with his injured knee and that would per chance per chance need contained some banned substances,” acknowledged the source.
“Nonetheless these wrestlers would per chance per chance gentle bear been cautious, they know the dangers eager by taking such medicines,” he added.
If Malik’s B sample also returns sure, he would per chance per chance moreover be banned from the game. He has the dazzling to philosophize the suspension however it is clear that by the time hearing takes direct and a verdict comes out, he would proceed away out competing on the Olympics.