Neeraj Yadav’s Asian Para Games Gold in Jeopardy After Failing Dope Test

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The Asian Para Games 2023 gold medalist, Neeraj Yadav, has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance in a NADA test. It is likely that he will be stripped of the gold medals he won at the event. He won two gold medals in the F55 category in the men’s javelin and discus. The test conducted by NADA, at SAI Bengaluru, was out-of-competition. Neeraj will have a chance to defend his case before NADA’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP). It was also noted that Neeraj had tested negative in the previous three tests, but the fourth result came back positive. The Paralympic Committee of India officials have confirmed the same. Neeraj was diagnosed with neural damage at the age of seven and subsequently lost movement in legs and arms.

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