“Happy To Be In Safety”: Belarus Olympic Athlete In Poland After Diplomatic Row


Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya arrived in Poland where she will take refuge.


Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she was “happy to be in safety” in Warsaw on Thursday a day after arriving in Poland, where she took take refuge after saying she feared for her life if forced to return home.

The 24-year-old athlete has been at the centre of a diplomatic drama in the middle of the Games since seeking the protection of Tokyo 2020 staff on Sunday, saying her team was trying to bundle her onto a plane after she publicly criticised her coaches.

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