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Belarus sprinter tells AP in video interview she hopes to continue her career, but for now safety remains a priority

August 3, 2021 GMT
Police officers guard outside the Poland Embassy Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Poland granted a visa Monday to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya who said she feared for her safety and that her team's officials tried to force her to fly home, where the autocratic government was accused of diverting a flight to arrest a dissident journalist.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Police officers guard outside the Poland Embassy Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Poland granted a visa Monday to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya who said she feared for her safety and that her team's officials tried to force her to fly home, where the autocratic government was accused of diverting a flight to arrest a dissident journalist.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Police officers guard outside the Poland Embassy Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Poland granted a visa Monday to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya who said she feared for her safety and that her team's officials tried to force her to fly home, where the autocratic government was accused of diverting a flight to arrest a dissident journalist.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus sprinter tells AP in video interview she hopes to continue her career, but for now safety remains a priority.