Score one point for common sense and the good guys. A male athlete pretending to be female so he can cheat at a sport was declared ineligible to race in trials for the US Olympic team.
This is a blow to gender hustlers, but a boon to female athletes who want to compete with other females on a fair and level playing field.
2016: Craig Telfer is ranked 200th
2017: Craig Telfer is ranked 390th
2018: Craig Telfer transitions to female'
2019: CeCe Telfer is National Champion
But biological men have no unfair advantage in women's sports, right? pic.twitter.com/b4J4npbRbA
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FNC: “Cece Telfer, a transgender woman who won an NCAA Division II championship in 2019, was ruled ineligible Wednesday to compete in the U.S. Olympic trials. USA Track and Field (USATF) said in a statement Telfer failed to meet the World Athletic requirements to be eligible for trials. She had initially been on the list for Friday’s opening heats but an updated list Wednesday did not include her name. World Athletics’ guidelines, released in 2019, stated that female athletes’ testosterone levels were at 5 nanomoles per liter or more were barred from events between distances of 400 meters and a mile. Telfer was readying to compete in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at Olympic trials. According to World Athletics’ rules, an athlete must stay below the threshold for 12 months. The organization said transgender female athletes can lower their testosterone level using an oral contraceptive pill, hormone therapy pills or having surgery to remove their testicles.”
USATF said it “strongly supports inclusivity and providing a clear path to participation in the sport for all, while also maintaining competitive fairness.”
Telfer won an NCAA title in 2019 as a member of the Franklin Pierce University team. He had previously run for the men’s team, took time off, then run for the women’s team. Gee, how convenient. So, let’s recap. Before he calls himself a female he is ranked below 300 in national standings. Then he takes a break and viola, comes back to sports as a girl. Then he starts winning races and subsequently a national championship. No doubt that status brought lots of perks and possible future endorsement contracts. But oh sure, his move was just a cry from the heart, a sincere expression of his lifestyle choice. The race victories against women? Just a coincidence, right?