The Belarusian Olympic sprinter who refused to board a aircraft household from the Games has reported officials from her place “made it apparent” she would deal with punishment if she returned.
Krystina Tsimanouskaya, 24, has accused her countrywide team’s officers of attempting to force her to fly to Minsk immediately after she criticised the coaching staff members on social media.
After expending a evening at an airport resort, she obtained a humanitarian visa by Poland and is preparing to fly to Warsaw this 7 days and search for refuge in Europe.
“They built it very clear that on return property I would definitely face some type of punishment,” she claimed. “There had been also thinly disguised hints that far more would await me.”
In an interview with the Related Push information agency, Tsimanouskaya also reported she thought she would be kicked off the national staff, and demanded an investigation into who gave the buy to withdraw her from Tokyo Olympics.
“For now I just want to safely get there in Europe… satisfy with people who have been helping me… and make a decision what to do following,” she stated.
She added: “I would extremely much like to continue on my sporting occupation since I am just 24 and I experienced strategies for two far more Olympics at least. For now, the only thing that considerations me is my safety.”
Belarus National Olympic Committee is headed by the country’s authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko and his son Viktor.
Tsimanouskaya’s husband, Arseniy Zdanevich, has also still left Belarus for Ukraine.
Belarusian opposition chief Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya satisfied with United kingdom Key Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday early morning as force mounts on the Minsk routine following the treatment of the Olympic sprinter.
The PM instructed Ms Tsikhanouskaya: “We are quite much on your facet, we are extremely substantially supportive of what you are undertaking. We are fully commited to supporting human legal rights and civil society in Belarus.”
Who is Krystsina Tsimanouskaya?
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is a Belarusian sprinter, getting formerly gained two medals (1 gold, one particular silver) in the 100m and 200m sprints, while this is her 1st Summer season Olympics.
The 24-12 months-old has previously competed in nine global competitions, coming 2nd in the 100m race at the European U23 Championships held in Poland in 2017. She received gold for her 200m general performance at the 2019 Summer season Universiade in Naples, Italy.
She came fourth in the women’s 100m warmth on 30 July, and was scheduled to acquire element in the 200m race on Monday 2 August.
Ms Tsikhanouskaya said: “It is quite critical to understand that one particular of the most effective nations in the globe are supporting Belarus.”
Mr Johnson then replied: “We strongly support you, strongly assist Belarus, the Belarusian people today and I think we were being between the first to put in sanctions just after the hijacking of Roman Protasevich, the flight that was diverted.”
The Belarusian opposition chief thanked the PM for his assistance and explained the conference as “warm”.