December 9, 2022


NEW DELHI: One among India’s largest medal hopes on the Olympics, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, on Tuesday missed her flight to Tokyo from Frankfurt after it was found that she had overstayed her EU (European Union) visa by sooner or later.
Phogat, who was coaching in Hungary along with her coach Woller Akos forward of the Video games, had been to achieve Tokyo on Tuesday evening however she was stopped on the Frankfurt Airport earlier than boarding the connecting flight to the Japanese capital.
Nevertheless, IOA sources instructed PTI the difficulty has been sorted and he or she will likely be in Tokyo on Wednesday.
“It was an oversight and one thing not accomplished on objective. As an alternative of 90 days as per her Schengen visa, it was calculated that she had been within the EU for 91 days after she landed in Frankfurt from Budapest.
“The matter was taken up by SAI swiftly and Indian consulate in Frankfurt reached the airport to type out the matter. Vinesh will likely be in Tokyo tomorrow,” the sources revealed.
Vinesh, who has additionally expressed requirement for physio’s accreditation on the Video games, is staying the evening at a resort within the Frankfurt airport premise and can go away for Tokyo at 12.15 PM native (German) time.
“She has additionally taken a recent RTPCR take a look at on the airport since there’s sooner or later delay in her arrival (with 72 hour take a look at requirement earlier than departure) and the native organising committee has been duly knowledgeable about. She will likely be examined on the Tokyo airport anyway,” sources added.
Vinesh is seen as a gold medal contender within the 53kg ladies’s freestyle class and is the highest seed. Her competitions begins August 5.
The 26-year-old is the reigning Asian Video games and Commonwealth Recreation champion and gained bronze within the World Championships.



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