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New Delhi, July 27: One of India’s biggest medal hopes at the Olympics, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, on Tuesday missed her flight to Tokyo from Frankfurt after it was discovered that she had overstayed her European Union visa by one day.
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.
However, IOA sources told PTI 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. (PTI)