US Ambassador to Belarus Julie Fischer said that athlete Kristina Timanovskaya was able to escape humiliation and discrediting thanks to the prompt actions of the authorities of Japan and Poland. She wrote about this in her Twitter…
“Thanks to the prompt actions of the authorities of Japan and Poland, Timanovskaya was able to evade attempts by the Lukashenka regime to discredit and humiliate her personal opinion,” the diplomat emphasized.
Earlier, the executive director of the Belarusian Sports Solidarity Fund Alexander Opeikin said that Timanovskaya will fly from Tokyo to Warsaw on a direct flight on August 4. On August 2, the athlete received a Polish visa.
On August 1, the coaching staff of the Belarusian national team excluded Timanovskaya from the 200-meter race at the Olympics in Japan. The official reason was the unsatisfactory emotional and psychological state of the athlete. The opposition Sports Solidarity Fund said the athlete was being forcibly taken out of Tokyo. The girl turned to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with a request for help in this situation.