Speaking with DW, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she is relieved to have found "safety" in Warsaw. The sprinter flew to Poland after Belarus team officials tried to force her to leave the Tokyo Olympics.
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she was "happy" to be in Poland on Thursday, after saying Belarus team officials tried to force her to fly home from the Tokyo Olympics.
Speaking with DW a day after her arrival in Poland, the 24-year-old athlete said that the decision to remove her from the games was ordered by the government in Belarus.
Tsimanouskaya sparked concern after she sought protection with Tokyo 2020 officials on Sunday, saying Belarus team officials had tried to force her to leave the Games and return home.
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