On 15 June 2022 the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of India (ADDPI) decided to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the wrestler Satinder Malik for his evasion of sample collection at a wrestling championship in October 2021.
Hereafter the Athlete appealed the ADDPI decision with the Anti-Doping Appeal Panel of India (ADAPI). He admitted that he had been notified and denied that he intentionally had evaded Doping Control.
The Athlete explained that at the wrestling championschip he suffered from a severe stomach pain and had to leave the venue urgently to have medical treatment. He asserted that the Doping Control Officer (DCO) was duly informed by his Coach about his medical condition.
The Athlete alleged that following medical treatment in 2 hosptals he returned to the venue to provide a sample. However the DCO denied his attempt to submit to sample collection.
INADA contended that the Athlete was duly notified by the DCO and thereupon he intentionally had evaded Doping Control. Further the hospitals in question denied that the Athlete had received medical treatment there. Also at the wrestling championship there had been present a medical team and an ambulance which did not use.
The Panel establishes that the Athlete had been duly notified by the DCO and failed to sign the Doping Control Form. He had not informed the DCO about his whereabouts and had left the venue. Accordingly the Panel concludes that the Athlete had committed an anti-doping rule violation.
The Appeal Panel did not accept the Athlete's explanations and deems that the filed evidence in his defence is unreliable and produced afterwards in support of his assertions in this case.
Therefore the ADAPI decide on decides on 17 September 2022 to dismiss the Athlete's appeal and to uphold the ADDPI decision of 15 June 2022 for the imposition of a 4 year period of ineligibility.