Belarusian Olympic sprinter speaks out on taking refuge in Poland

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Published on August 13, 2021 - Duration: 03:35s

Belarusian Olympic sprinter speaks out on taking refuge in Poland

Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya, who refused to her country’s orders to return home after she refused to run in an event she hadn’t trained for at Tokyo 2020, spoke out about seeking refuge in Poland and the video that made it dangerous to return to Belarus.


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