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Impersonating horsemen win medals as Indian riders at nationals! | Extra sports activities Information

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NEW DELHI: Did the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) know that Indian horsemen impersonated as Nepalese riders throughout the Tent Pegging World Cup Qualifiers in March? Thursday’s flip of occasions in Mumbai actually factors in that path and deepens doubt that EFI was instrumental in permitting 4 Indian riders to take part within the WC qualifiers as Nepalese riders, whereas denying its function within the embarrassing goof-up all this whereas.
As reported by TOI earlier, 4 horsemen represented Nepal on the qualifiers – particularly Yogender, Gulamul Muraslin, Kapil and Vinay Kumar. Nonetheless, whereas representing the Nepalese group, the consequence sheet talked about their names as Yogandar, Golam, Kepil and Vinay. There have been 5 groups that took half within the occasion: India, Pakistan, Belarus, USA and Nepal. India claimed six gold and one bronze to complete first, adopted by Pakistan within the second place and Nepal stood third.
On Tuesday, one of many riders, Vinay, was topped the nationwide junior champion within the ‘Lemon and Peg’ particular person occasion, held on the Newbie Driving Membership of the Mahalaxmi Race Course. The event was the Junior Nationwide Equestrian Championships (JNEC). One other horseman, Muraslin, too participated within the meet. Each had represented Nepal within the qualifiers held from March 16-18. Muraslin not too long ago attained eligibility to compete within the Nationals after taking part within the ‘Regional Equestrian League‘ in Ghaziabad.
The ITPF had, final month, known as for the suspension of those Indian horsemen for 2 years’ every for impersonation. As a substitute, the EFI not solely allowed these riders to take part within the Nationals, however, in a method, admitted to its proven fact that the ‘Nepalese’ horsemen had been from India. On this context, the query is: What is the EFI’s inner committee inquiring about when it has been established that the riders had been from India? TOI approached Col (retd) Rakesh Nair, who’s the chairman of the committee, for his response. “I’m not conscious as a result of I’m not in Mumbai. I’m not ready to present you any knowledgeable information.” Col (retd) SS Solanki, who was the jury member on the Nationals, stated: “I’m out someplace and a bit of busy. I’m additionally not effectively.” {A photograph} from the medal ceremony out there with the TOI clearly confirmed Solanki shaking palms with Vinay on the rostrum.

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