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“The doors must be opened to trans people, but in non-professional sport”

Ana Peleteiro’s return to competition has not been as successful as expected. Her participation in the European Games from Silesia (Poland) finished with a bare seventh place and a mark of 13.67.

It has also been her return to the media, since due to her presence back on the slopes after her maternity, she has given several interviews, in which she has shown that she is not afraid to talk about any subject, even the most controversial ones. One of them has been that of the presence of trans athletes in the field of high competition.

The Galician jumper admits that it is a complex issue and that coexistence is not going to be easy, especially in the elite. Along the way, she has left an opinion that is earning her numerous criticisms.

In an interview for ‘smoda’, she is questioned about the World Athletics decision to emphatically prohibit the participation of trans women in women’s competitions. Her response has not left anyone indifferent.

“I have trans friends, I think about what they suffer to show how they feel, and they have my support,” he says, before placing a border: “but the issue of sports competition is delicate.”

“If you have matured as a man, even if your testosterone levels drop, your bone density and muscle development is different from other women. In athletics, the woman who jumps the most is 15 meters and a peak and the man 18 meters and a peak », she recalls, and in this sense, she concludes that « the doors should be opened to trans people, but in non-professional sport ».

“If you have matured as a man, even if your testosterone levels drop, your bone density and muscle development is different from other women”

Ana Peleteiro

On the differences between men and women in athletics

The triple jump world record for women is held by Yulimar Rojasa good friend of Peleteiro and a training partner under the orders of Ivan Pedroso. The Venezuelan has the record at 15.74 since the Tokyo Olympics. In men, it is still valid on 18.29 Jonathan Edwards since 1995.

Racism and the black in a Bugatti

He has also referred to the cases of racism that some athletes are suffering, such as the Madrid player vinicius. The athlete herself assured that she herself was called “black shit”.

«I don’t think we are a racist country, but a classist one. A black in a Bugatti nobody treats bad. People who say that on a football field probably have nothing against a racial person outside of it,” she said.

In addition, he considers that racism is especially high on social networks, but not on the street. “For me, racism is ignorance. I have been lucky enough to meet people of many races and cultures and that is why, for example, my concept of Muslim people now is different from what I could have before, “he has settled on the matter.

2023-06-26 13:00:37
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