U23 wrestlers Neeraj and Ravi flee after winning gold and return for doping tests


After beating Parveen of Services in a close thriller to win the Greco-Roman 82kg gold medal in the Under-23 National Wrestling Championship, international Neeraj circled the demise at the indoor Rajiv Stadium Gandhi here Saturday night.

He skipped the medal ceremony and the doping test.

His coaches were summoned and demanded an explanation. And when they said Neeraj’s phone was off, they were asked to wait. This put pressure on the wrestler and his coaches.

Maharashtra international Ravi Raj had made a similar disappearing act a day earlier, after winning the men’s 74kg freestyle title.

“Ravi Raj came last night and did his doping test. Even Neeraj came later and did his doping test today. Now we will have to wait and see what the doping test result shows and then act said VN Prasood, the secretary of the Wrestling Federation of India. sports star Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, Haryana topped the points table in the men’s and women’s freestyle events at the end of the penultimate day of the championship while Delhi topped the pack in Greco-Roman wrestling.

The results (final):


Greco-Roman: 55kg: Rupin (Har) against Laishram (SSCB) on points. 67kg: Vinayak (Mah) bt Anuj (Del) by technical superiority. 82kg: Neeraj (Del) bt Parveen (SSCB) by tech sup. 130kg: Parvesh (Har) against Deepanshu (Del) by tech sup.

Freestyle: 57kg: Rahul (Del) bt Suraj (Mah) in the fall. 65kg: Anuj (Har) against Jaskaran (Pun) on points. 79kg: Anuj Tomar (UP) against Chander (Har) on points. 97kg: Sahil (Pun) against Pardeep (Har) by sup tech.


53 kg: Pooja (Har) bt Manshi (UP) in the fall. 59kg: Mansi (Har) bt Manisha (Raj) by sup. 68kg: Radhika (Har) bt Pratiksha (Mah) by tech sup. 72kg: Sunita (Har) bt Laxmi (UP) in the fall.

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