India's Rio-bound wrestler Yadav fails doping test

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Posted: Jul 24, 2016 2:43 AM

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was set to compete at the Rio Olympics in the 74kg freestyle category, has tested positive for a banned steroid, the national anti-doping agency (NADA) told Reuters on Sunday.

Both of the 26-year-old's samples from an out-of-competition test returned positive and the wrestler had attended a hearing to present his case before an anti-doping disciplinary panel on Saturday.

The panel had asked NADA for further details and should return with a verdict within one week, NADA Director General Navin Agarwal said by telephone.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Peter Rutherford)