Tokyo Games: Vinesh Phogat Misses Flight For Olympics After Overstaying EU Visa, To Reach On Wednesday, Says Report

Tokyo Games: Vinesh Phogat Misses Flight For Olympics After Overstaying EU Visa, To Reach On Wednesday, Says Report


Tokyo Games: Vinesh Phogat will likely be aiming to place in show for India.© AFP

One of 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 in the future. Phogat, who was coaching in Hungary together with her coach Woller Akos forward of the Games, have been to achieve Tokyo on Tuesday night time however she was stopped on the Frankfurt Airport earlier than boarding the connecting flight to the Japanese capital. However, IOA sources informed PTI the difficulty has been sorted and she or he will likely be in Tokyo on Wednesday.

“It was an oversight and one thing not achieved on function. Instead 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 kind out the matter. Vinesh will likely be in Tokyo tomorrow,” the sources revealed.

Vinesh, who has additionally expressed a requirement for physio’s accreditation on the Games, is staying the night time at a lodge within the Frankfurt airport premise and can depart for Tokyo at 12.15 PM native (German) time.

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“She has additionally taken a contemporary RTPCR take a look at on the airport since there’s in the future 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 competitors begins August 5. The 26-year-old is the reigning Asian Games and Commonwealth Game champion and gained bronze within the World Championships.

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