Krystsina Tsimanouskaya: Belarusian Olympian Says She Was Taken To Tokyo Airport Against Her Will After Complaining About Coaches

0
54
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya: Belarusian Olympian Says She Was Taken To Tokyo Airport Against Her Will After Complaining About Coaches


Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told Reuters that she did not want to return to Belarus and was at Haneda Airport with Japanese police; The Belarusian Olympic Committee did not deny her claims, but said Tsimanouskaya was fired because of her “emotional and psychological state”.

Last update: 08/01/21 4:13 PM

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya called on the CIO to support

A Belarusian Olympian says she was taken to Tokyo airport to return home against her will after complaining about her coaches.

The Belarusian Olympic Committee said Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who was scheduled to compete in the 200m and 4 × 400m races, had been excluded from the Games due to her “emotional and psychological state”.

A statement from their Facebook page read: “According to doctors, due to the emotional and psychological state of Belarusian athlete Christina Timanovskaya, the coaching staff of the national athletics team decided to stop the performance. of the athlete at the XXXII Olympic Games.

“As a result, the athlete’s request to participate in the qualifying races in the 200m and the 4x400m relay was recalled. “

Tsimanouskaya told Reuters she did not want to return to Belarus and was at Haneda Airport with Japanese police, whom she said she sought protection so she did not have to return home.

She also called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday to get involved in her case.

“I am asking the International Olympic Committee for help,” Tsimanouskaya said in the video posted on the Telegram channel of the Belarusian Sports Solidarity Foundation, a group that supports athletes imprisoned or sidelined for their political views.

“There is pressure against me. They are trying to get me out of the country without my permission. I ask the IOC to get involved. “

Tsimanouskaya, who was scheduled to compete in the 200m on Monday, also claims she was entered in the 4 × 400m relay without her permission after some team members were declared ineligible for the competition because they did not undergo a sufficient number of doping tests.

The IOC told Sky Sports News that it had “seen the information in the media, investigated the situation and sought clarification from the NOC”.

Sky Sports News also contacted the Belarusian Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 for comment.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here