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914 Indian Athletes Undergo Rigorous Doping Tests Ahead of Asian Games

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Ahead of the upcoming Asian Games, the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) undertook an extensive effort to gather samples from Indian athletes in various sports. In the months of June and July, a remarkable total of 914 samples were collected by the national anti-doping body. These samples, primarily urine specimens but including a few blood samples as well, were gathered between June 1 and July 31, as per the latest data unveiled by NADA on Thursday.

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Notably, track and field athletes contributed significantly with 199 samples, followed by boxing (71), aquatics (65), weightlifting (56), cycling (55), kabaddi (52), wrestling (46), and shooting (43), forming the hierarchy of sample collection during this two-month period.

In other sports disciplines, the distribution of sample collection is as follows: 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).

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Prominent Athletes who underwent testing

Cricket – Hardik Pandya, Smriti Mandhana

Hockey – PR Sreejesh

Football – Muhammed Ashique Kuluniyan, Anwar Ali, Gurmeet, Rahim Ali, Thounaojam Jeakson Singh, Mehtab Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Naorem Mahesh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Liston Colaco

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Athletics – Murali Sreeshankar, Shaili Singh, Eldhose Paul, Abdulla Aboobacker, Jyothi Yarraji, Tejaswin Shankar, Praveen Chitravel, Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Annu Rani, Parul Chaudahary, 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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