Caitlyn Jenner says she backs ban of transgender swimmers from women's events

Caitlyn Jenner has celebrated FINA’s decision to ban transgender women from competing in elite female swimming events. FINA, which is swimming’s world governing body, voted on the issue during the World Championships in Budapest. 71% of members voted to stop transgender athletes who have gone through male puberty from competing in women's events. Transgender athletes must have completed their transition before the age of 12 to be able to compete in women’s competitions. The Olympic medal-winning athlete tweeted, “It worked! I took a lot of heat - but what’s fair is fair!”. Jenner believes that those who have gone through male puberty “should not be able to take medals away from females. Period”. FINA is going to create an open category so that “everybody has the opportunity to compete at an elite level”.

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