Nada punishment will not affect Tokyo Olympic quota venue: IWLF: The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) secretary Sahadev Yadav has said that the four-year ban on Commonwealth Games 2010 gold medalist Ravi Kumar Katalu and four other weightlifters has no bearing on India’s quota place in next year’s Olympics in Tokyo Will not.
Ravi, Junior Commonwealth Games medalist Purnima Pandey, Hirendra Sarang, Deepika Shripal and Gaurav Tomar, who also won a silver medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, have been found to be positive for banned substances during the competition and in the trial.
Ravi Kumar was found positive for the banned substance Osterin. Osterine is a ‘selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM)’ that can increase muscle mass. He was found positive in the test held during the National Championship in Visakhapatnam this year.
Yadav confirmed Ravi Kumar’s suspension but rubbished the speculation that the IWLF was in danger of losing the 2020 Olympic quota spot.
Yadav told PTI
Yadav told PTI on Tuesday, “Yes, Ravi Kumar Katalu has been suspended for four years. He has been found positive for SARM. ”
He said, “Let me make the rules clear to you.” Doping violations during international competition are counted only where WADA tests weightlifting. Nada’s punishment is not valid in international competitions. ”
Yadav said, “So this punishment will not be counted and I can assure you that Indian weightlifters are safe as long as the quota place of Tokyo Olympics is concerned.”
According to the new rules of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), if 20 or more players from a country are found guilty of doping violations in international competitions between 2008 and 2020 (where WADA has tested), that country is only one male and Only a woman lifter can be sent to the Olympics.
Countries with fewer than twenty doping violations can send two male and two female players.
This new policy went into effect last year when the International Olympic Committee threatened to remove the sport from the Olympic schedule of the Paris 2024 Games if it failed to improve the doping record.