Vinesh misses flight to Tokyo after overstaying EU visa, to succeed in on Wednesday -

Vinesh misses flight to Tokyo after overstaying EU visa, to succeed in on Wednesday -

Considered 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 at some point.

Phogat, who was coaching in Hungary along with her coach Woller Akos forward of the Video games, have been to succeed in Tokyo on Tuesday night time however she was stopped on the Frankfurt Airport earlier than boarding the connecting flight to the Japanese capital.  

Nevertheless, IOA sources advised PTI the problem has been sorted and she or he might be in Tokyo on Wednesday.

“It was an oversight and one thing not completed on function. As a substitute 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 might be in Tokyo tomorrow,” the sources revealed. 

Vinesh, who has additionally expressed requirement for physio’s accreditation on the Video games, is staying the night time 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 contemporary RT-PCR check on the airport since there’s at some point delay in her arrival (with 72 hour check requirement earlier than departure) and the native organising committee has been duly knowledgeable about. She might be examined on the Tokyo airport anyway,” sources added.     

Vinesh is seen as a gold medal contender within the 53kg girls’s freestyle class and is the highest seed. Her competitions begin August 5.

The 26-year-old is the reigning Asian Video games and Commonwealth Recreation champion and gained bronze within the World Championships. PTI 



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