A few days ago, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) approved a new regulation that limits the participation of transgender swimmers in women’s competitions. After the organization voted to ban transgender athletes from competing in elite events, Caitlyn Jenner gave her thoughts on the show. good morning britainwhere an intricate debate broke out.
Let us remember that Caitlyn was the winner of two Olympic medals during her period as Bruce Jenner and despite the fact that her position in favor of this regulation had already been shown, she now emphasized her position arguing that women who have gone through male puberty should not compete against women, because they have too much advantage and it would not be fair.
This statement was not well received by the presenters, Susanna Reid and Adil Ray, who stated that many transgender athletes do not agree with it. However, Caitlyn replied that, regardless of the opinion of others, that is her decision, since her main objective is to protect women in sports and that is why she became involved with the W-seriesthe women’s motorsport championship.
Adil countered by mentioning that Catherine Bond Muir, the executive director of that championship, has no problem with the participation of transgender women.
However, although the measure has caused different opinions, it is worth mentioning that the organization will seek to establish an open category for the competitions of transgender participants.