Vinesh Phogat, the star wrestler & one of India’s biggest medal hopes at the Tokyo Olympics, on Tuesday, missed her flight to Tokyo from Frankurt. It was discovered that she had overstayed her European Union (EU) visa by one day.

However, the issue has been sorted and she will be in Tokyo on Wednesday. Vinesh is seen as a gold medal contender in the 53kg women's freestyle category and is the top seed. Her competition starts on August 5.

    

Olympics: Vinesh Phogat misses flight to Tokyo from Frankfurt after overstaying her European Union visa by a day

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Vinesh Phogat, the star wrestler & one of India’s biggest medal hopes at the Tokyo Olympics, on Tuesday, missed her flight to Tokyo from Frankurt.

HOW?

Phogat, who was training in Hungary with her coach Woller Akos ahead of the Games, were to reach Tokyo on Tuesday night but she was stopped at the Frankfurt Airport before boarding the connecting flight to the Japanese capital.

"It was an oversight and something not done on purpose. Instead of 90 days as per her Schengen visa, it was calculated that she had been in the EU for 91 days after she landed in Frankfurt from Budapest,” PTI quoted an IOA official.

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Vinesh is seen as a gold medal contender in the 53kg women's freestyle category and is the top seed. Her competitions starts August 5.

The way Vinesh has dominated the circuit, she is easily a strong gold contender in her category.