Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, a Belarusian Olympic athlete who claimed her workforce tried to drive her to depart Japan, will possible journey to Poland, her husband instructed AFP on Monday, including he himself had left Belarus.
“She will possible go to Poland,” Arseny Zdanevich instructed AFP from the Ukrainian capital Kiev the place he mentioned he had fled to. He additionally mentioned that he hoped to hitch his spouse “within the close to future.”
The 24-year-old sprinter spent the night time in a Japanese airport resort after asking Tokyo Olympics officers to assist her keep away from being placed on a flight again to Belarus.
She was purported to be within the Olympic Stadium on Monday, competing within the 200 metres heats, however was as a substitute the topic of intense diplomatic wrangling over her future.
Zdanevich mentioned that he was at present in Kiev after fleeing Belarus.
“I imagine it might not be secure for me to be there (in Belarus),” the 25-year-old health coach instructed AFP by telephone.
He mentioned he had not spoken to his spouse because the morning and that he hoped to hitch her quickly.
Zdanevich mentioned he had lived in Poland earlier than.
Poland was one in every of a number of international locations that supplied Tsimanouskaya asylum.
The nation’s Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz mentioned that Warsaw supplied Tsimanouskaya a humanitarian visa in a tweet on Sunday.
“Poland is able to assist Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, a Belarusian athlete ordered by the Lukashenka regime to return from Olympic Games to Minsk,” Przydacz added.
The Czech Republic and Slovenia have additionally mentioned they have been able to welcome the athlete.
Japanese and International Olympic Committee officers mentioned the athlete was secure and was speaking with authorities.
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