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After doping ban, Narsingh Yadav to make international comeback

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who accomplished a four-year doping ban in July, will return to worldwide competitors after the Wrestling Federation of India named him within the 74kg class for the Belgrade World Cup beginning on December 12.

“Since Jitender Kumar was not available because of an injury, Narsingh has been given an opportunity in 74kg. It will be a good test for him ahead of trials for Asian Olympic qualifiers,” a WFI official mentioned on Wednesday.

Narsingh, 31, has been coaching on the Sports Authority of India’s Sonepat centre since September as a part of the boys’s elite camp. The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has given him a possibility to qualify for the Games subsequent 12 months. The others in his division are Jitender Kumar, the Asian Championships silver medallist in March, and double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar.

Narsingh and Sushil have been engaged in a bitter courtroom battle to compete within the Rio Olympics after Narsingh, who received bronze on the world championships to earn India’s 74kg qualifying spot, was chosen by the federation. Narsingh failed a dope test, dashing his probabilities of competing on the Rio Olympics.

The Asian Olympic qualifier shall be held in Xi’an, China from March 26-29.

The world wrestling physique (UWW) cancelled this 12 months’s world championships as a result of withdrawal of high nations that didn’t fulfill UWW’s internet hosting standards. A low-key World Cup is being organised as an alternative.