The Consequences of the participation of transgender athletes on women’s sports It is still the subject of debate in the United States and the rest of the world. And now, a new issue has sparked controversy again just when the sport appears to have fallen back on including transgender athletes in female categories.
transgender cyclist Stripped of the silver medal she won in recent national championships Sports “for not meeting the conditions for competition,” according to sports authorities.
It was in July when Lia’s genesAnd the passing cyclist, She finished second in the women’s 3000m race US National Elite Track Cycling Championship. However, shortly after she took the podium, a US cycling official told the cyclist that she was no longer the silver medalist and that her place would be taken by another athlete.
This is how Genis explained through his Instagram account: “6 weeks ago I was selected to compete in the UCI C1 and C2 races held at the same track and supervised by the same technical director (…) However, After 6 weeks, after well progressing through the ranks of the Nationals, I was suddenly ineligible to compete. The Transphobia is so blatant that it is almost absurd.”
“Being a transgender woman in this sport — and she keeps talking — is so frustrating. Guidelines, ever-changing restrictions and requirements, and a lack of empathy from the USA for cycling and platooning are not communicated. Full of hidden whispers and side glances They mean that even showing up to compete is a massive struggle. Obviously, I am heartbroken. I worked hard to be here and deservedly won a silver medal. I will continue to train and compete, but this experience has left me sick.”
“Transgender women are women. Sports is a human right. I deserve the right to run.” The cyclist denounces
Don’t meet the criteria
USA Cycling, the sport’s national governing body, defends itself and maintains that it was the fairest thing: “Genis has not provided documentation showing that it meets the guidelines for elite competition.”
“She – they argue – has previously qualified for a lower level of competition. The policy of non-elite competition allows participants to simply specify their gender without documentation. But trans women competing in the elite must demonstrate that their plasma testosterone levels were less than 2.5 nmol per liter for 24 months,” according to cycling media. Road.cc.
This policy went into effect on 1 July. Previously, the norm was five nanomols per liter for 12 months. The requirements are set by the Union Cycliste Internationale, the international governing body, recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
‘It just doesn’t meet the standards’sentence, or sentence.