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A Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to apply for asylum in Germany or Austria on Monday after her country’s Olympic Committee tried to send her home over complaints about her coaches.
Exclusive: Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she was taken to the airport against her wishes to board a flight back home after she publicly complained about national coaches at the Tokyo #Olympics. @gabrielletf reports https://t.co/jICTnn3L4p pic.twitter.com/656Yc9nS93
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Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, 24, was due to compete in the women’s 200-meter race on Monday – before the coaches came to her room on Sunday and told her to pack.
“I will not return to Belarus,” Tsimanouskaya told Reuters in a telegram message after seeking protection from the Japanese police.
“I think I am safe. I’m with the police, ”she told a Reuters photographer who watched her stand with local officials at Haneda Airport.
The Belarusian Olympic Committee said in a statement that coach Tsimanouskaya has withdrawn from the Games because of her “emotional, psychological state”.
Tsimanouskaya complained that she was entered in the 4 × 400 relay after it was discovered that some members of the team were unable to compete in the Olympics because they had not gone through enough doping tests.
“Some of our girls didn’t fly here to take part in the 4 × 400 meter relay because they didn’t have enough doping tests,” Tsimanouskaya told Reuters from the airport.
“And the coach accepted me into the relay without my knowledge. I spoke about it in public. The head coach came up to me and said it had been ordered from above to remove me. ”
Tsimanouskaya asked the International Olympic Committee to intervene in her case in a video released by the Belarusian Sports Solidarity Foundation.
Belarus has faced political chaos since a controversial election last August, which has led to massive protests that dictator Alexander Lukashenko violently put down.
Unusually in a country where top athletes are often dependent on government funding, some prominent Belarusian athletes joined the protests.
Several were arrested, including Olympic basketball player Yelena Leuchanka and decathlete Andrei Krauchanka.