May 30, 2024
  • Tokyo Olympics bronze-medalist Bajrang Punia was provisionally suspended by the United World Wrestling (UWW) following National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)
  • Bajrang has been accused of refusing to provide his urine sample when a dope-control officer from NADA approached him after his bout at the selection trials for the Olympic qualification tournament in March.
  • Dope refers to the use of prohibited performance-enhancing drugs taken by athletes. Under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) a sportsman has to give his location to the national anti-doping agencies and sample when demanded.

ABOUT

  • He is the first Indian wrestler to be ranked world no.1 and first to win four world championship medals.
  • He won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • He was awarded by India’s highest sports award Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2019.
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