Belarusian athlete Kristina Timanovskaya explained the situation related to her conflict with the leadership of the country’s delegation at the Tokyo Olympics. The sportswoman’s performance on the air of Belarusian TV is reported by TASS…
Timanovskaya said that her public criticism of the leadership of the national team is associated with emotional stress. She admitted that she was preparing for specific races, and when she found out that she was announced for the relay, her emotions took over. The athlete did not perform live. An interview with the athlete was shown on Belarusian television.
Timanovskaya’s conflict with representatives of the delegation escalated into a scandal at the Tokyo Games. After the athlete’s attack on the sports leadership, she was expelled from the team. Timanovskaya herself said that she was being deported from Japan against her will.
Former presidential candidate of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya believes the incident with Timanovskaya’s attempt by the current leader of the country Alexander Lukashenko to put pressure on Belarusian athletes. The athlete’s spouse Arseny Zdanevich denies Timanovskaya’s involvement in the opposition movement.