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Cate Campbell, Maddie Groves and Emily Seebohm speak as war erupts

Transgender athletes are embroiled in a major war over the bombing of a women’s competition.

The governing body FINA announced Monday morning that it will be the first sport to set up an “open category” to allow transgender athletes to compete in a major division.

However, the policy excludes many transgender athletes from the mainstream.

The new addition policy was approved by an unconventional FINA Congress by individual member organizations and approved by 71.5 percent of countries.

The good print on the 24-page policy includes a number of divisive details that have sparked heated debate around the world.

Australian Olympic champion Emily Sebohm and Kate Campbell are among the top athletes to speak out in support of the verdict.

However, that followed the catastrophic reaction of former OSC swimmer Madi Groves.

Groves dropped out of the Olympic Games in June last year, citing “toxicity in sports” as part of a series of bomb blasts in Australia.

Madi Groves in the Commonwealth Games. Photo by Clive Rose / Getty Images.Source: Getty Images

Before the vote, the 27-year-old, in a speech to Congress, echoed Campbell’s sentiments.

“I hope young girls around the world continue to aspire to be Olympic and world champions in the women’s category,” said Campbell.

“However, I hope that a young man of different genders enters the pool and feels the same acceptance as a nine-year-old African refugee boy in those years.”

Groves responded to Campbell by posting on Twitter: “So you are preventing them from competing with their peers? Are you safe from isolating an already excluded group? True acceptance.

“There are already people of different genders in the pool and I guess they were not very acceptable (now). Shame on all those who support this discriminatory and unscientific decision.

Australian stars stand up for decision, and immediate response follows judgment

Under the new rules, male competition will be open to all. However, male and female transgender athletes and interpersonal athletes can compete as female athletes in the FINA competition only if they can prove that they have no male or female body parts.

Transgender activist Taylor Lean Chandler, who claims to have close ties to Olympic swimming icon Michael Pleps, came out in protest Monday morning.

Chandler, who previously said she used testosterone pills before undergoing surgery to remove her penis in her early 20s, tweeted: “FINA does not protect all women! Transfer rights have been reserved for over 100 years.

However, Campbell and other FINA figures argue that the policy helps transgender people to be included in the sport.

“My role is to stand here today for the Trans people ‘and we want you to be part of a wider swimming community,'” Campbell said in a statement.

“It hurt me that this part of my role can hurt, irritate and alienate people from an already marginalized trans community.

“Believe me, I have long struggled with what I say and what I say. I know that my actions and words will annoy some people no matter what I say – both from the trans-community and from the Sessender community.

“However, I urge everyone to breathe, to swallow before responding. Listen to scientists and experts. Listen to the people here and they will tell you how difficult it was to add and reconcile.

“It cannot be argued that men and women have physiological differences.”

Kelly Mackun, Chelsea hosts Emma Mackon and Kate Campbell won the Tokyo Gold. Photo by Xavier Laine / Getty Images.Source: Getty Images

Seebohm: The stars are afraid to come forward

Emily Seboh was one of the few athletes to speak out in support of FINA Transgender Policy Change in the days leading up to the vote.

The new four-time Olympic champion ensures inclusion and fairness for everyone.

“I am so grateful that we made the final decision,” she says. Today’s show.

“We have a direction. We will not refuse transgender athletes. We say yes.

She says swimmers have a hard time talking about divisive topics.

“I think this is such a difficult topic. No one wants to be the first to say anything,” she said.

“Isn’t it because you are afraid of destroying culture? It is something like this now. If you say something wrong, you’re done.

“I think an Australian athlete said something, ‘Let’s get up.’ We all feel the same way. We were all too scared to be the first to say anything.

World Swimming responds by supporting the decision

Former British swimmer Sharon Davis supports the “fairness” of the decision.

On their Twitter page, he said: “The main thing is always welcome, but fairness is the cornerstone of sports.

Nadin Doris, a foreign sports secretary in the United Kingdom, also supported the decision, saying it was “unacceptable” for trans-women to compete with other women.

Leah Thomas at the top of the stage. Photo courtesy of Rich von Biberstein / Icon Sportswire.Source: Getty Images

“If you go through adolescence, you will not be able to change the size of your legs, the length of your thighs, the density of your bones, the strength of your muscles, the size of your arms,” she says.

American swimmer Leah Thomas has been embroiled in controversy over her desire to swim at the Olympics.

After transitioning and undergoing the necessary hormone therapy, she competed in the women’s team at the university level this season.

Thomas previously competed for the men’s team of the University of Pennsylvania from 2017-19.

FINA admits there is a big gap in its new policy

“Some individuals recognize that they cannot compete in a category that best suits their legal gender or gender identity,” said Brent Noyke, Finnae’s CEO.

Anne Liberman, a non-profit organization that advocates for elite elite, has been strongly criticized by Athlete Ali, the Associated Press reports.

Leah Thomas, transgender woman, university contestant. Photo by Joseph Presioso / AFPSource: AFP

“This policy is deeply discriminatory, harmful and unscientific,” she said in a statement.

“Equality, inclusion and non-discrimination based on gender identity and gender differences do not go hand in hand with the IOC framework.

There was an immediate response from some parts of the swimming world.

In a subsequent debate, Dr. Cristister Magnusen, a Swedish member of the FINA Medical Committee, was among those who complained that 10-year-old boys should decide to start a transition.

The policy was also criticized by David Gerard, a FINA medical committee member from New Zealand.

“Asking or waiting for an 11-year-old to make a decision that will affect the rest of his life is a big question,” Gerard said.

Finae’s legal team concludes that the policy of excluding most transgender swimmers is legal.

However, there is speculation that the policy may be biased. The policy is being challenged in legal courts around the world.

– With AFP

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