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Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya gets Polish visa after govt threat

Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was granted a humanitarian visa by the Warsaw government

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Gabrielle Tétrault-farber & Antoni Slodkowski | Reuters 

A Belarusian athlete who took refuge in the Polish embassy in Tokyo after refusing her team's orders to fly home from the Olympic Games will travel to Poland on Wednesday, a group of her supporters said. Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was granted a humanitarian visa by the Warsaw government. She had earlier refused to get on a flight home, saying she had been taken to the airport against her will by Belarusian officials because she had criticised her team's coaching staff. "She will fly from Tokyo, a direct flight to Warsaw on August 4, in two days' time," ...

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First Published: Tue, August 03 2021. 01:45 IST