The Belarusian athlete was ordered to return to Minsk, she refuses to board the plane and seeks the help of the Police! He will apply for asylum tomorrow
A Belarusian athlete told Reuters she had been sent to the airport to return to Minsk from the Tokyo Olympics after complaining to her coaches about the condition and treatment of the athletes.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who will compete in the women's 200 meters tomorrow, has asked for the protection of the Japanese police and has stated that she does not intend to board the return plane.
"I will not return to Belarus," she told the Telegram.
The Belarussian Olympic Committee has said in a statement that the decision to withdraw Tsimanouskaya from the race came as a result of medical advice that the 24-year-old was " not in the right emotional state" to participate in the Olympics.
Journalists who have been at Tokyo airport report that the athlete asked the Police for help and stood by them to avoid being forced to fly to Minsk.
Athlete taken under Japanese police protection
Yesterday she had trained with the team, but after complaining on social networks about the lack of attention to athletes by coaches today she was forced to leave. Specifically she had complained that some athletes who had not been trained to participate in the 400 x 4 race, had registered for this competition against their will.
"I spoke openly about this situation. "The coach came to me and told me it was decided from above that I should leave," the athlete told Reuters.
Tomorrow the young woman is expected to seek political asylum at the German or Austrian embassy in Tokyo.