The Belarusian Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya denounced that the authorities of her country are forcing to leave Japan against his will, as the athlete herself has denounced in a video posted on social networks.
“I ask the International Olympic Committee for help. They are trying to get me out of the country without my permission and I’m asking the IOC to get involved, “according to a video recorded on Telegram and verified by the BBC.
The 200-meter runner had previously voiced her criticism of the Belarusian committee for forcing her to run in a relay event on short notice.
The Belarusian Olympic team later announced that she had been withdrawn from competition due to her “emotional and psychological state”.
Journalists wait for Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya outside a police booth at Tokyo’s Haneda airport. Photo REUTERS.
Athlete you are at Haneda airport right now Tokyo with the Japanese police and, according to the Belarusian journalist Tadeusz Giczan, he would have started the procedures to request asylum in Europe, but this information could not be independently confirmed.
“Now I am with the police while they are deciding what to do,” the athlete told the Belarusian radio station ERB. On the question of whether he is afraid to return to Belarus, Tsimanovskaya replied: “Yes.”