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SURVEY | What do you think about the International Swimming Federation preventing transgender swimmers from competing in elite women’s events?

The triumph of American swimmer Lia Thomas sparked a debate about the participation of transgender swimmers in elite competitions.
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The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has made a decision on the participation of transsexual swimmers in women’s elite competitions. After a vote carried out in the body, it has concluded that trans athletes will not be able to compete in this category if they have gone through a process of male puberty. The news comes after an intense debate following the results and sporting triumphs of American swimmer Lia Thomas, who in March became the first known trans woman to win a US national competition in the women’s category.

The new policy of FINA, approved with 71% of the votes of the 152 members in its extraordinary general congress on the occasion of the World Championships being held in Budapest, requires transgender competitors to have completed their transition before the age of 12 in order to compete in the women’s events.

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  • SURVEY | What do you think about the International Swimming Federation preventing transgender swimmers from competing in elite women’s events?

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