There are no signs of Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia’s troubles ending. Following the temporary suspension by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), World Wrestling has now suspended him till the end of this year. Wrestling’s world governing body United World Wrestling (UWW) took this decision after NADA’s decision to refuse to conduct dope tests. Surprisingly, meanwhile, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has sanctioned around Rs 9 lakh for his training abroad. Bajrang was suspended by NADA on April 23 after receiving a venue failure notice on April 18.

Won bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang said he never refused to give samples for testing. He had only asked the dope control officer to tell him about the expired kits that were brought to collect his sample. Bajrang confirmed that he has submitted a proposal to SAI for approval. Bajrang said, “I am also surprised that SAI approved it. I’ve actually canceled my plans. I’m not going anywhere for training right now. He said that his lawyer has filed a reply to NADA. Let us tell you that Bajrang Punia has been suspended till 31 December 2024.

No information available about suspension

Bajrang Punia told news agency PTI that he has not received any information about the suspension from UWW. The global governing body while updating its internal system clearly mentioned that he has been suspended. Let us inform that in the meeting held on April 25, the Mission Olympic Cell was informed that apart from the flight fare, Rs 8 lakh 82 thousand has been sanctioned for the Indian wrestler’s proposal to take training in Russia from May 28.