A Belarusian athlete who refused orders to fly home early from the Olympics has left Japan.
Krystina Timanovskaya, 24, boarded a flight to Vienna today.
She had been expected to travel directly to Warsaw as Poland has granted her a humanitarian visa, but changed destination at the last minute, an airport official told reporters.
She said her actions were not a political protest.
The athlete voiced fears for her safety after she was forced to pack her belongings and driven to Tokyo’s Haneda airport last week, after criticizing her coaches.
She was given police protection before being moved to the Polish embassy in Tokyo, where she stayed until travelling to Narita airport on Wednesday.
Belarus says she was removed from the national team because of her emotional state.