Olympic Hurdle: Bajrang Punia’s Road to Paris Blocked by Doping Test Controversy

Olympic Hurdle Bajrang Punia’s Road to Paris Blocked by Doping Test Controversy

Wrestling with Integrity: Bajrang Punia’s Olympic Dream in Limbo Amidst Doping Debacle!

In a shocking development that could jeopardize his Olympic dreams, Bajrang Punia, India’s wrestling pride, faces a suspension by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) over a missed doping test.

The wrestling community is in an uproar as Bajrang Punia, an Olympic medalist, has been handed a provisional suspension by NADA. This startling decision stems from Punia’s absence during a doping test at the Sonipat trials, casting a shadow over his Paris Olympic aspirations.

NADA’s stern action, citing Article 7.4 of NADR 2021, leaves Punia professionally suspended and barred from all competitions. The grappling star’s fate hangs in the balance as he prepares to contest these allegations.

The incident in question unfolded during the Sonipat trials, where Punia, after a defeat, did not present himself for the doping test. Surrounded by supporters, he left the venue, sparking a series of events that led to his current predicament.

Punia has since taken to social media, claiming that the NADA officials’ equipment was expired, insinuating a plot to ensnare him in controversy. This bold allegation has added a layer of complexity to the already tangled situation.

In a defiant stance, Punia denies refusing the test, instead questioning the validity of the equipment used by NADA. His legal counsel, Vidush Singhania, is set to respond, potentially setting the stage for a legal showdown.


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