The grandmother of sprinter Krystina Tsimanouskaya urged her not to return to Belarus after the athlete criticised her coaching staff.
The athlete has been offered asylum in Poland after officials from Belarus tried to escort her out of Tokyo and back to Minsk and said she wants to continue her sporting career.
She spoke to reporters at a news conference in Warsaw.
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