Rio Olympics 2016 is just three days away and India have received a major blow with shot putter Inderjeet Singh's B-sample also testing positive for banned substances. Initially Inderjeet failed his 'A' sample test, which was conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) in an out- of-competition test on June 22.
His 'A' sample contained Anabolic steroids – Androsterone, etiocholanolone, 5a-androstanediol and 5b-andtostanediol -- and hence the athlete had asked for his 'B' sample to be tested. But it also did not help his case, as the results were positive.
With this, Inderjeet's participation in Rio Olympics comes under serious doubt, and one might see no Indian male shot putter in the quadrennial event. Inderjeet was one of the first Indian athletes to qualify. It is a disappointing news for the Indian camp as he was one of the medal prospects from India, if he could get his range right in Rio.
The shot putter had also won gold in the 2015 Asian Athletics Championships, raising hopes of a better performance in Rio. Inderjeet has cried foul play, and believes his sample must have been tampered with.
"This is a conspiracy and there is something wrong in it. This will be checked by the doctors though. I don't want to comment on it but whoever has tried to raise their voice in this country, they are forced to shut up," said Inderjeet.
"My sample has been tampered with. Why would a player take something which is not good for his health?"