Caitlyn Jenner, a transgender star, applauded the decision to prohibit transgender swimmers from competing in major women’s events.
A three-time Olympic gold medalist also praised the decision, saying that the sporting world has been too afraid to admit that they all supported the decision.
Jenner, who won the decathlon gold medal in the Olympics, hailed the news by sharing The Post’s report of the historic decision made on Sunday by FINA, the governing body of swimming around the world and the organisation that oversees the Olympics.
She shared her opinion on social media:
“It worked!” tweeted Jenner, 72, one of the most high-profile transgender personalities to regularly rail against the likes of Lia Thomas dominating women’s events in the pool.
“I took a lot of heat – but what’s fair is fair!” said Jenner.
“If you go through male puberty you should not be able to take medals away from females. Period.”
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. https://t.co/qqZq7gnt6g
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 19, 2022
Our very own Emily Seebohm, a five-time world champion, and Olympic gold medalist said she was “100%” relieved by the FINA’s decision, and that it should have happened earlier.
“We all feel the same — it’s just we were all too scared to be the first one to say anything,” she said in a Channel9 interview.
“It’s such a hard topic. No one wants to be the first one to say anything because you’re scared of cancel culture,” she added.