The NOC stated that the reason is the emotional and mental state of the athlete.
“Due to the emotional and mental state of Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, the coaching staff of the national team on athletics made a decision on the stop of performance of the athlete at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games,” the NOC stated.
Besides, it noted that it follows closely the situation and works closely with the organization committee of the Games and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“In accordance with the Stature and the Olympic Charter, the NOC of Belarus is ready to defend and protect the interests of all Belarusian athletes from any forms of discrimination if it takes place,” the NOC underlined.
Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation reported on August 1 that Krystsina Tsimanouskaya there were attempts to transfer Krystsina Tsimanouskaya forcibly from Tokyo. The athlete urgently got tickets and she was taken to the airport.
Earlier, the athlete criticized her country's Olympic officials over a lack of doping tests and a decision to move her into a relay race. She had to replace one of the athletes who left the competition.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya stated she is afraid to return to Minsk as she can face jail.
According to the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation, the athlete has already filed the documents for political asylum in Poland.