Tomorrow, India will face the embarrassment of drug addiction when it returns to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games. Three stars are already trapped under the drug. Another At-Leet is also suspected of being drugged. In the list released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2021, India ranks third among drug addicts. Only Russia and Italy are ahead. If the drug continues, there is a possibility of banning. The Commonwealth Games are from tomorrow to August 8.
A week ago, it was revealed that 4 x 400m relay player Dhanalakshmi and triple jump national record holder Aishwarya Babu had taken drugs. Both were dropped from the team. Last day, another player of the relay team got stuck. The Malayalee actor who was included last took the medicine. With this, only four people are left in the six-member relay team. If injured, there are no substitutes. 100m hurdles player Jyoti Yarraji and Malayali long jump player Ansi Sojan are being considered as replacements. Meanwhile, another actor is rumored to have taken drugs. The Indian Athletics Federation has not commented on the matter.
Two Paralympians were also involved in the drug.
After the Tokyo Olympics, eight athletes came under the drug. Two of them have appeared in the Olympics. Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur, javelin thrower Shivpal Singh, three-time Asian Games 4 x 400 relay team member MR Poovamma, javelin thrower Rajinder Singh and under-23 sprinter Taranjeet Kaur were arrested for drug use after the Olympics.
This is the highest number since the 2011 drug crash. Six of the 2010 Commonwealth Games relay team champions were stranded. 400m coach fired Yuri Ogordnik.
According to WADA’s list, 152 Indian athletes have been under the influence of drugs. Russia’s is 167. and Italy 157. Russia is banned. If you are banned, you will not be able to participate in international meets. It-Leats can compete as independents.
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