Narsingh cleared by UWW to participate in Rio Games

New Delhi: Cleared by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), Narsingh Yadav today got the go ahead of United World Wrestling (UWW) to compete in the Rio Olympics even as he waited for a WADA clearance as well.

Narsingh, cleared by NADA on Monday, was awaiting response from UWW on the Wrestling Federation of India's request to reconsider his name in the 74kg weight division.

"After Narsingh was given a clean chit by NADA, we immediately wrote a letter to the world body to reconsider his name in 74kg category. Today I am really delighted to announce that UWW has reverted back saying that Narsingh will be allowed to participate in the Olympics," Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said.