Vinesh Phogat ‘cleared’ for Budapest ranking series, sports

New Delhi: Double World Championships bronze medalist Vinesh Phogat, who was the face of the 38-day long protest against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, is likely to participate in the Polyak Imre and Varga Janos Memorial competition in Budapest next month.

The Budapest event is the fourth and last ranking series of the year.

According to reports, her name was cleared in a meeting between the ad hoc committee which runs the sport and officials from the government’s TOP scheme

In a latest development, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) election has been rescheduled again and the voting will now take place on July 11, sources said.

However, the Returning Officer is yet to confirm the latest development and more details are awaited.

Earlier, returning officer, retired high court judge Mahesh Mittal Kumar had announced that the WFI will be held on July 6.

Before that, the WFI ad-hoc committee had stated that elections will take place on July 4.

WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is facing charges of sexual harassment by India’s top wrestlers, has completed three tenures (12 years) in office in March this year.

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