Krystsina Tsimanouskaya receives Polish citizenship
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya / Reuters
She could no longer keep silent about it.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has received Polish citizenship. "It was so hard to keep quiet about it for over a month. But now there's no point anymore," the athlete wrote on Instagram.
Recently, Tsimanouskaya took second place in the Polish track and field team championships. In early June, she was worried that she could not participate in the Polish championship because she did not have Polish citizenship. However, at the end of June, she received her passport.
Last year, at the Tokyo Olympics, Belarusian track and field athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya poured her indignation on social networks about being made to run a different distance. The team administration, trying to hush up the scandal, wanted to send the athlete back to Belarus by force. However, she turned to the Japanese police and the international community for help. As a result, Tsimanouskaya ended up in Poland. All major media outlets of the world reported about her.