Doping scandal misery continues to haunt India just less than 10 days ahead of Rio Olympics 2016. First it was Narsingh Yadav and his sparring partner Sandeep Tusi Yadav and now another athlete -- shot putter Inderjeet Singh, in a span of two days has failed the dope test.
The 28-year-old was caught using a banned steroid in an out-of-competition test on June 22.
Surprisingly, Inderjeet Singh was the first athlete from India to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games.
"The National Anti-Doping Agency sent a letter to the athletics federation this evening saying Inderjeet had failed a dope test," a source was quoted as saying by TOI.
Apparently, Inderjeet was registered in the list by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for testing. Reports also suggested that the athlete was avoiding the test.
"We were doubting something was wrong when we came to know about him avoiding the NADA tests. Our worst fears have come true," the source added.
Inderjeet Singh won gold medals in the Asian championships, Asian Grand Prix and the World University Games in 2015. He also won a bronze in the Incheon Games. After winning accolades in these events, Inderjeet wanted to break the 21m record in the his debut Olympic Games. Therefore he went for a training ahead of the Rio Olympics in Pennsylvenia in the US. Sources are claiming here that he might have had some performance enhancing substances there.