track and field August 1, 2021 5:21 pm

Olympics Sprinter Seeks Asylum in Poland After Attempted Forced Repatriation by Belarus Coaches

Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya will reportedly seek asylum in Poland after her coaches tried to force her onto a plane back to her home country Sunday. The sprinter, who had been set to compete in the 200m on Monday, said the Belarusian staff was trying to punish her for speaking publicly against her coaches on Instagram and feared for her safety.

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