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Asian Games: NADA Reveals 914 Indian Athletes Undergo Tests

Asian Games: NADA Reveals 914 Indian Athletes Undergo Tests

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) made a significant effort to collect samples from Indian athletes competing in several sports before the 2017 Asian Games. The National Anti-doping Agency collected an astounding number of 914 samples in June and July. According to the most recent data released by NADA on Thursday, these samples, which were largely urine specimens but also included a few blood samples, were collected between June 1 and July 31. Scroll down to read more details about Asian Games: NADA Reveals 914 Indian Athletes Undergo Tests.

Asian Games: NADA Reveals 914 Indian Athletes Undergo Tests

Approximately 30 samples were taken during the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar (June 15–19), which served as the selection trial for the Hangzhou Asian Games beginning on September 23. This information is also shown in the data.

During these two months, cricket players Hardik Pandya and Smriti Mandhana provided samples. All other hockey players are female, except goalie PR Sreejesh.

The hierarchy of sample collection during these two months was notable for the considerable contribution of track and field athletes with 199 samples, followed by boxing (71), aquatics (65), weightlifting (56), cycling (55), kabaddi (52), wrestling (46), and shooting (43).

Wushu (35), fencing (33), canoe (32), badminton (24), hockey (23), triathlon (23), rowing (20), archery (15), football (11), judo (11), softball (10), electronic sports (8), sport climbing (7), and cricket (2) make up the other sports disciplines where samples were collected.

Asian Games: Athletes Who underwent testing

Cricket: Hardik Pandya and Smriti Mandhana

Hockey: PR Sreejesh

Football players Liston Colaco, Sahal Abdul Samad, Thounaojam Jeakson Singh, Anwar Ali, Gurmeet, Rahim Ali, Muhammad Ashique Kuluniyan, and Sahal Abdul Samad also underwent the test.

Athletes who underwent the test include Murali Sreeshankar, Shaili Singh, Eldhose Paul, Abdulla Aboobacker, Jyothi Yarraji, Tejaswin Shankar, Praveen Chitravel, Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Annu Rani, Parul Chaudhary, Priyanka Goswami, Amlan Borgohain, Jinson Johnson, Sandeep Kumar, Shivpal Singh, Amoj Jacob, Rajesh Ramesh, Mijo Chacko Kurian, VK Vismaya, Krishan Kumar, PU Chitra, Abhishek Pal, Gulveer Singh, Abha Khatua, Rohit Yadav, Paramjeet Bisht, Vikas Singh, Bhawna Jat, Seema Punia, B Siva Kumar, Sarvesh Anil Kushare, KM Deeksha, Ancy Sojan, Ram Baboo, Aishwarya Mishra, Noah Tom Nirmal, Kishore Jena, DP Manu, Abha Khatua, Akshdeep Singh, Sanjivani Jadhav, Swapna Barman, KM Chanda.


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