Big conspiracy to end my career: Monika

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New Delhi, Aug 12 (UNI) Coming down harshly on the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for the recent dope charges, weightlifter Laishram Monika Devi alleged that the country's apex sport body has plotted a conspiracy to end her sporting career.

''I have no plans to go for retirement. But after the huge media hype, I fear that the IOA, SAI and IWF may not give me the 'no objection certificate', which will deprive me from taking part in future competitions,'' Monika said.

''A top-ranking official in SAI is threatening and metally harassing me in order to remove me out of the Indian team and favouring another player,'' the lifter stated.

The weightlifter from Manipur, who missed the Olympics despite being cleared of doping charges, further expressed her frustration at not being able to participate at Beijing.

''I have been training hard for this Olympics since the last three years. I also gave several tests; and none of them were positive except for the sample collected in Pune,'' lamented Monika.

She added, ''the SAI must have manipulated my sample, otherwise how could other samples taken just about a fortnight later be negative? ''If I had tested positive, why was I allowed to continue in the Olympic camp for more than two months? Why did they announce the result just before I was due to leave for Beijing?'' Monika said she has no problem to undergo any test by an independent agency and is ready to accept punishment if found guilty.


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