New Delhi: All geared up for the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler Amit Kumar confessed had he been conferred with Arjuna award it would have given him added motivation to go for a podium finish at the multi-sport event, commencing on Friday at Incheon.
Wrestling Federation of India had recommended Amit for this year's Arjuna award but he was not considered by the selection panel as it was reported that his name was in the list of athletes sanctioned by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
"You do feel sad when you miss out on an honour like Arjuna award that too because of mistaken identity for a doping offence. I missed out as another athlete bearing the same name as mine was found to be a dope offender. It's extremely unfortunate," Amit said.