The newspapers reported that Steeplechase runner Naveen Dagar who had won a bronze medal in the 2014 Asiad for India has been disqualified for the 2018 Asian games to be held in Jakarta later in August 2018 after he failed a doping test
He was one of india’s top medal hopes for the 3000 m steeplechase, and now no athlete will represent india in the steeplechase event
Dagar tested positive for the drug meldonium, and a second test is being carried to confirm the presence of the drug.
The russian tennis star Maria sharapova had also tested positive for the same drug and was banned from professional tennis for a period of two years.
He joins the long list of indian athletes who were found guilty of consuming prohibited substances and failing the dope tests. In a clear indication of the lack of accuracy of online reporting, in some articles Naveen Dagar has been mentioned as Naveen Kumar, yet Google ranks these articles well.