Om Prakash has cleared medical test and ould be leaving for Incheon on Sunday © Getty Images (File Photo)
Om Prakash has cleared medical test and would be leaving for Incheon on Sunday © Getty Images (File Photo)

New Delhi: Sep 26, 2014

Shot putter Om Prakash Karhana has passed a fitness test and he will leave for South Korea to take part in the ongoing Asian Games on Sunday along with team-mate Inderjeet Singh.

Om Prakash, who has been struggling for form in the last couple of years, yesterday underwent a fitness trial at the JN Stadium here after he twisted his ankle during warm-up at a selection trial earlier at Patiala on September 15.

“The AFI doctor has cleared Om Prakash to take part in Asian Games. He had standing throws at JN Stadium yesterday and he was not having any pain. After consultation with the AFI president and the selection Committee, it has been decided that Om Prakash is fit to take part in the Games,” an AFI official said.

Meanwhile, it was learnt that the AFI has finally managed to arrange for a dope test by NADA on Inderjeet who trains at Bhiwani with his coach. Inderjeet won the shot put event at the Federation Cup at Patiala last month with an effort of 19.89m while Om Prakash was second in 18.89m.

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