Indian contestant held with Maria Sharapova drug

In a first, a National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) dangling an contestant on Monday for possessing a taboo drug. A lane and margin athlete, who had competed during a 2014 Asian Games, has been provisionally dangling after a group of anti-doping officers seized vials of meldonium and syringes from a player’s room. Meldonium is a piece for that tennis actor Maria Sharapova tested certain and was subsequently criminialized for 15 months.

NADA executive ubiquitous Naveen Agarwal pronounced a contestant was told on Monday and was placed underneath cessation with evident effect. A NADA group had conducted warn checks during a National Institute of Sport (NIS), Patiala, in Apr when a product was found in a athlete’s room. “During a raid, some products were seized from a few athletes and coaches, that we sent to a lab for testing. One of a products was found to be meldonium,” Agarwal told The Indian Express.

As per WADA rules, ‘athletes can accept sanctions for carrying possession of taboo substances or methods, even if they have not taken a substance, or used a method.’ This is a initial time NADA has dangling an contestant for possessing a drug. If found guilty, a punishment will be same as for a initial doping corruption — four-year suspension. Agarwal pronounced a temperament of a contestant will not be suggested for a time being. The athlete, who has competed during several general tournaments, does not have any past record of doping, as per NADA.

“The contestant has a choice to interest a decision. After that, a row will be shaped and conference will begin,” Agarwal said, adding that a group has a management to hunt an athlete’s room and effects during a raid. “During a hearing, we will know some-more about a box and either anyone else is concerned in it. As of now, this is a usually case.” The World Anti Doping Agency combined meldonium to a taboo list final year. The drug increases blood flow, that improves practice ability in athletes.

Of late, a universe and inhabitant anti-doping watchdogs have been closely monitoring a Indian athletes. Soon after NADA’s raid during a NIS, an Australian anti-doping group tested Indian wrestlers during a Asian Wrestling Championship in an try to locate intensity cheats before subsequent year’s Gold Quest Commonwealth Games.

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