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Vinesh Phogat gets Schengen visa after help from Sports Ministry

Vinesh was supposed to travel to Spain to compete at the Grand Prix of Spain 2024 in Madrid. Her flight is scheduled for tonight.

Vinesh Phogat gets Schengen visa after help from Sports Ministry
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Vinesh Phogat qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics in the 50kg category. 

By

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 4 July 2024 12:19 AM GMT

World Championships bronze medallist wrestler Vinesh Phogat will be able to travel to Spain for a competition as she received her Schengen visa on Wednesday with help from the government.

Phogat, who is competing at the Grand Prix of Spain 2024 in Madrid, has her flight scheduled for Wednesday night but did not get her visa till this morning.

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics in the 50kg category, sought urgent help from the Sports Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, the Ministry of External Affairs, and the Consulate General of France for the Visa.

Vinesh said she applied for my Schengen visa in Bangalore on June 24.

Taking to X, Vinesh tagged Mandaviya, the External Affairs Ministry, and the Consulate General of France in Bangalore in her post.

"Dear authorities, I'm requesting for urgent help. I applied for my Schengen visa in Bangalore on 24th June. I have to leave tonight for a competition in Spain on 6th July but have no information on my visa. Requesting @mansukhmandviya @BangaloreFrance @MEABharat to help," she posted on X.

Grand Prix of Spain is scheduled for July 5-7 with the women's wrestling event slated to take place on July 6.

Following the event, Vinesh is scheduled to join a training camp in Madrid before beginning her final stint of training camp in Boulogne sur-Mer, France ahead of the Paris Olympics, starting on July 26.

A Schengen visa is an entry permit for a person to visit any European country for visit of up to 90 days in any 180-day period to a country in a Schengen area.

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