Tata Motors National Wrestling championships concluded yesterday in Jalandhar. The three day event witnessed top wrestlers participation in the event but country’s National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) did not turn up. Yes, you read it right, no dope tests were conducted at the senior national championships.
According to a report in the Indian Express, WFI is also completely clueless and perplexed about the situation. The report has quoted WFI’S President Brij Bhushan Saran Singh and administrative secretary Vinod Tomar who both are completely clueless about NADA’S absence at the nationals.
According to Tomar, the schedule for all competitions had been shared with NADA. “The NADA team did not come to the national junior wrestling championships at Surat earlier this year too. It is up to them to come to test or not, Our task is to inform NADA about the event”.
The President of the association was more direct in showing his concern about NADA’S absence. “They should have come since this is the nationals and is being held before the Olympics. Most of the top wrestlers are here. Normally they come to the nationals to conduct random checks and that should have been the case this time also,” Singh said with element of little surprise.
Sunday was the final day of the nationals and the Greco-Roman events were conducted. The men’s freestyle events were held on Friday, while the women’s freestyle, which saw the participation of Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and world championships bronze medallist Vinesh Phogat, was held on Saturday.