Choice by FINA will not be about ‘saying no to transgender athletes’

Four-time Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm says she’s glad the choice by FINA to limit the participation of transgender swimmers in elite girls’s competitions was made “quickly”.

“I think with all the people coming forward starting to talk about it, they needed to make this decision quickly and I’m glad that it’s happened,” she informed Sky News host Peta Credlin.

“It’s not saying ‘no’ to transgender athletes, it’s saying ‘there is a category for you and we want to create that’ so there is that competition for them, for them to join our sports because that’s what we want, we want this sport to be inclusive still.”

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