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Boost for Vinesh Phogat’s Olympic dreams; WFI obtains accreditation for wrestler’s personal coach

Boost for Vinesh Phogat’s Olympic dreams; WFI obtains accreditation for wrestler’s personal coach

With this hurdle cleared, Vinesh Phogat can now fully focus on her upcoming challenge. She will be competing in the 50kg category at the qualifiers, aiming to secure a quota for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Indian wrestling star Vinesh Phogat will have her personal coach and physiotherapist by her side at the crucial Asia Olympic Qualifiers, scheduled to begin this Friday. This comes after the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) secured accreditation for them following a special request to the event organizers.

Vinesh Phogat Concerns Addressed

Last week, Vinesh Phogat, a multiple world championship medalist, expressed concern on social media about potential logistical hurdles preventing her support staff from attending the qualifiers.

She stated that she had been requesting accreditation for her coach and physiotherapist from the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for a month, but hadn’t received a concrete response.

WFI special request ensures support

The WFI acknowledged that Phogat’s request for accreditation arrived after the official deadline for submitting entries to the United World Wrestling (UWW).

However, they intervened by making a special request to the organizers of the Asia Qualifiers. WFI President Sanjay Singh confirmed to PTI they received accreditation for both coach and physio, ensuring Phogat will have her full support team present.

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Focus on Paris Olympic 2024 Quota

With this hurdle cleared, Vinesh Phogat can now fully focus on her upcoming challenge. She will be competing in the 50kg category at the qualifiers, aiming to secure a quota for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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