Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

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BornKrystsina Siarheyeuna Tsimanouskaya
19 November 1996
Athlete who refused to go home to Belarus from the 2020 Olympics.

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is a Belarusian sprinter.


Full article: Belarus 2020 Summer Olympics scandal

On 30 July 2021, during the Games, she accused officials from the Belarus Olympic Committee of forcing her to compete in the 4 × 400 m relay race without her consent. On 1 August 2021, she was taken to Tokyo's Haneda Airport against her will, where she refused to board a flight back to Belarus. She was given police protection and granted a humanitarian visa by Poland, to which she traveled on 4 August 2021.[1] She is a critic of Alyaksander Lukashenko.[2]

One theory was that she was kidnapped by her coach.[3]

In August 2023, she was approved to represent Poland at the World Championships.[4]

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