NOTHING admits to being silly in the case of fighter doping, he apologizes

NEW DELHI: The National Anti-Doping Agency ( NOTHING ) on Saturday he apologized for mistakenly attributing a fighter caught by doping as a U-23 World Championship medalist.



Fighter Ravinder Kumar was on Friday banned for four years for failing a dope test but the NOTHING created confusion by identifying him as a world U-23 silver medallist which was not the case.



Was Ravinder Dahiya -- not Ravinder Kumar -- who had won a silver medal in the U-23 World Championships last year. Ravinder Dahiya said he had not been tested by the NOTHING .



The NOTHING posted a statement on its official social media page on Saturday and admitted to having made the goof-up.



"Error Clarification: This is to inform you all that we recently posted an order by the Anti- Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) against Mr. Ravinder Kumar . This is to clarify that he is not the same Ravinder Kumar who won a silver medal in the U-23 World Championship last year," the NOTHING said.



" Was a case of mistaken identity and we sincerely apologise for it," it added.



On Friday, the NOTHING said in a statement that wrestler Ravinder Kumar caught for doping had won a silver at the Under-23 World Championships last year.



The statement was later taken down by NOTHING from its official social media page and a clarification was issued instead.



The dope sample of the wrestler who failed the test was collected by the Doping Control Officer of the NOTHING during the 67th All the fight of the Indian police Cluster Championship in Jaipur in February-March last year.



He was suspended for four years from the date of his provisional suspension, which was May 14 of last year.



The Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the NOTHING also directed that all competitive results obtained by Ravinder Kumar from the date of his sample collection be disqualified with all resulting consequences including forfeiture of medals, points and prizes.

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