Belarusian athlete Kristina Tsimanouskaya left Tokyo airport. Briefly before boarding on a plane that should have brought her to Warsaw, she changed the destination to Vienna.
RIA Novosti news agency quoted the message of Austrian Foreign Ministry, which confirmed this information. "The reasons for changing the destination at a short notice are not specified. Some sources assume that the decision could have been made by Polish diplomats who escorted the athlete", reads the message.
The Belarusian fund of sport solidarity previously reported that Belarusian sport officials wanted to forcefully drive Kristina Tsimanouskaya out of Tokyo; they bought ther tickets and tok her to the airport.