The 55-year-old retired Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jane Flemming said that trans athletes should not be allowed to compete in female sport on safety grounds.
According to Flemming, the issue is present in several sporting codes, including rugby, and she believes female sport should only be restricted to competitors born as girls.
Gender identitty-based discrimination, however, is banned by the federal SDA.
Flemming represented Australia at three Commonwealth and two Olympic games in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and she believes trans athletes were a safety risk to female competitors.
According to her, competitors born as males have some physiological advantages, especially if they go through puberty as males.
‘Whether it is bone strength or extra capillarisation or larger muscle bulk, but then there are other aspects of that as well, not only does that affect performance but there is a health or a danger aspect.’ – she said during a program on ABC.
The issue is widely-talked these days, especially after a bill was introduced in US Senate that would ban all male-to-female trans competitors from competing in sports.
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Posted by The Bolt Report on Thursday, May 30, 2019