The Belarusian athlete harassed by the Lukashenko regime sold a medal for $ 21,000. What Timanovskaya wants to do with the money

Kristina Timanovskaia sold her medal she won in 2019. Photo: Instagram

Athlete Kristina Timanovskaya, who fled  Belarus  after the  incident at the  Tokyo Olympics , sold one of her medals for $ 21,000. She says she will donate the money to help athletes “suffered” like her.

“The medal was paid for by a US buyer with a very solid history of eBay transactions,” the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation said, according to  The Moscow Times .

BSSF, an organization that supports power-hungry athletes, said Kristina Timanovskaya’s silver medal, won at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, attracted “a lot of interest” from art collectors and dealers.

“I did not expect to get so much money for the medal,” said the athlete, according to BSSF, adding that she is “very happy.” 

The athlete also said that she intends to donate the money to help other athletes who “suffered” like her.

Kristsina Tsimanouskaya, a Belarusian athlete who refused to return to the country under the orders of the Lukashenko regime, received asylum in Poland with her husband after refusing to return to Belarus following the Tokyo incident.

The 24-year-old is constantly under the protection of guards and can only leave the house under certain circumstances. The security measures are meant to protect it from possible retaliation from the Lukashenko regime.

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