Originally posted by Duchess64
"Do transgender athletes have an unfair advantage at the Olympics?"
--Steven Petrow (8 August 2016)
"In my mind, I first imagined a young Bruce Jenner, tal ...[text shortened]... — all key components of athleticism."
--Dr Joanna Harper (a transgender woman distance runner)
You can look these up....
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, who was born a man, won the Australian international women’s competition March 19.
Transgender cyclist Jillian Bearden, a 36-year-old biological male and Colorado Springs native, won the women’s division of the El Tour de Tucson in four hours and 26 minutes in November 2016.
California allowed Pat Cordova-Goff, 17, born a male, to join the girls’ softball team at Azusa High School in Azusa in 2014. Goff was already a cheerleader at the school
High-school runner Nattaphon Wangyot, 18, born a male, participated in the Class 3A girls’ sprints at the Alaska state meet in June 2016 and placed 3rd in the 200-meter dash (27.3 seconds) and 5th in the 100-meter dash (13.36 seconds). Wangyot also competed on girls’ volleyball and basketball teams.
Mack Beggs, 17, was born a girl and reportedly began identifying as a boy at the age of 3. Though Beggs underwent testosterone treatments for more than a year and had the muscle mass of a teenage boy, Beggs competed and took first place in the University Interscholastic League state girls’ championship on Feb. 25, 2016.
Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox, born a man, gave his female opponent a concussion and broke her eye socket in 2015.
The woman, Tamikka Brents, suffered a serious eye injury from a damaged orbital bone and needed seven staples after she fought Fox.
The TKO came at 2:17 during the first round of their match.
Skater Vanessa Sites, 31, is the first transgender to compete on Team USA in the World Cup of Roller Derby.
Though Sites has skated in roller derby for at least eight years, he didn’t reveal his transgender identity to the media until recently.
“I want people to know me for my skating and not what’s between my legs,” Sites told the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, online newspaper the Times Leader.
Sites is a member of the Gotham Girls Roller Derby based in New York City.
“I’m so good at it, so I wanted to be the best,” Sites told the paper.
Even though Sites was born a biological male, he doesn’t believe he has an unfair advantage when he competes against women.