A runner must leave the Olympics – level 2
Belarusian runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya received a Polish visa, and she is in the Polish embassy in Tokyo, Japan.
The athlete said that she was not happy with the way that officials managed her team. She said that the officials put her in the 4x400m relay, which she never ran before. After that, the officials did not let her run in the 200 meters.
This caused a strong negative reaction in the Belarus state news. Team officials forced the runner to leave the Olympic Games early. They asked her to fly back to Belarus, but she refused to do it.
Tsimanouskaya asked sports officials to find out who decided that she must leave the Olympic Games. She wants to continue running in the future, but the most important thing for her now is that she is safe.
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