The Belarusian athlete Kryscina Cimanouska, after arriving in Poland, told about what happened to her during the Olympic Games in Tokyo. She addressed her countrymen with a message not to give in to pressure, and to the world that she “just wants to run”. She showed such a slogan at the end of the conference in Warsaw.
Kryscina Cimanouska will be a guest of the program “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 at 19.25
Belarusian sprinter on Sunday Kryscin Cimanouska she informed that due to criticism of the actions of the sports authorities of her country, she was removed from participation in the Olympics and attempts were made to force her to leave for Belarus.
Eventually, the athlete managed to free herself and accepted the offer of Polish help. Cimanouska, and then her husband, received a Polish humanitarian visa at the Polish Embassy in Tokyo. On Wednesday, the Belarusian woman landed in Poland. From Tokyo, she flew to Vienna, then on another cruise – to Warsaw.
On Thursday, a conference was held, at which Cimanouska confirmed that she feels safe in Poland. – When I was in the Olympic Village, people from our team came to me and told me to say that I was injured and I wanted to return home, and if I refused, I might have problems in Belarus – she said, among others. She appealed to her countrymen not to remain silent about their problems and to resist the pressure exerted on them.
– I’m a bit surprised that the whole situation has become so politicized. It was only a sport-related situation, she admitted. She added that she cares about continuing her sports career and that – at the end of the meeting with journalists – she expressed her opinion. Cimanouska presented a white T-shirt with the words “I want just to run” in English.
Main photo source: PAP / Radek Pietruszka