Fina has decided to ban transgender women from competing in women's elite events. The majority of the members recently voted to stop transgender women, who have gone through any process of male puberty, from taking part in women's elite races. Caitlyn Jenner finds the decision 'fair'.
Caitlyn Jenner Says The Transgender Athlete Ban In Swimming Is Fair
Swimming's world governing body Fina has restricted transgender swimmers from competing in women's elite events. The body voted over the weekend during general congress at the World Championships in Budapest where 152 Fina members submitted their decision on the matter.
According to 71 percent of voters, trans athletes should be banned from competing in women's elite races in case they have gone through any part of the process of male puberty.
This means that transgendors who would want to compete will have to have their transition completed by the age of 12 by suppressing their male puberty through hormone blockers.
The huge action by Fina caused many to react. Caitlyn Jenner, who has spoken on the matter several times, was clearly satisfied by the decision.
The former Olympian came to Twitter to share her thoughts.
"It worked! I took a lot of heat - but what’s fair is fair! If you go through male puberty you should not be able to take medals away from females. Period," she wrote.
Caitlyn Jenner has several times called out the swimming authories and shared that it's unfair for cis-gendered females to compete against trans swimmers.
"All of this woke world that we are living in right now is not working. I feel sorry for the other athletes that are out there, especially at Penn or anybody she's competing against, because in the woke world, you've got to say, 'Oh, my gosh, this is great,' No, it's not," she had shared at one time.
Jenner was not so glad when the transgender swimmer Lia Thomas was able to smash several women's records last year.
"Biological boys should not compete against biological girls," she had stated.
The decision does not mean that transgender women will not be able to swim. Fina aims to establish an 'open' category at competitions for those whose gender identity is different than their sex assigned at birth..
Ever since Lia Thomas won the NCAA Division as the first openly transgender woman, the trangender women in swimming have become a topic of debate. While Thomas had expressed plans to continue competing after she finished college, it seems like the new rules by Fina could become a hurdle in her path.