Caitlyn Jenner and Emily Seebohm celebrate the ban on swimming for transgender people

The ban on transgender swimmers competing in major women’s disciplines was celebrated by trans celebrity Caitlyn Jenner – as well as a three-time Olympic gold medalist who said athletes were too afraid of a culture of cancellation to admit that everyone supported her.

Jenner, a decathlete who won an Olympic gold medal, celebrated the news sharing reporting from The Post significant decisions on Sunday by the governing body of world swimming, FINA, which covers the Olympics.

“It worked!” tweeted Jenner, 72, one of the most prominent transgender people who regularly protests against such Lia Thomas dominates women’s events in the pool.

“I took a lot of heat – but what’s fair is fair!” insisted the former star of the movie “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”.

“If you go through male puberty, you shouldn’t be able to take away medals from women. “The point,” Jenner tweeted.

Some of Jenner’s transgender followers were among those who joined her celebrations.

“We all understand this truth,” tweeted Anna von Harlot, saying she “speaks like a trans woman.”

“Acceptance is vital, but not at the cost of defying logic. “Unfortunately, the political arm of the Trans Movement does not see it that way,” she wrote on Twitter.

Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner is one of the most prominent trans celebrities who has criticized Leah Thomas.
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Protesters hold signs as trans athlete Lia Thomas competes in the NCAA Championships in March.
Protesters hold signs as trans athlete Lia Thomas competes in the NCAA Championships in March.
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Meanwhile, Australian swimming legend Emily Seebohm – a three-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion – he told Channel 9 early Monday that she was “100%” relieved by the decision.

“We all feel the same – we were just too scared to be the first to say anything,” she told the Australian Channel’s Today Show.

“It’s such a difficult topic. “Nobody wants to be the first to say something because you are afraid of the culture of cancellation,” she said.

Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm
Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm said she was relieved by the decision.
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Trans swimmer Lia Thomas
Trans swimmer Lia Thomas dominated the pool events.
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“It simply came to our notice then. If you say one wrong thing, you’re done. “

She believed the same fear delayed FINA’s decision, which she felt “100%” should have come earlier.

“They were just sitting on the fence. “Nobody wanted to be the first person because they were scared,” she said, insisting that the vast majority of those in sports support it.

Lia Thomas, left, on the podium after winning the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on March 17, 2022.
Lia Thomas, left, on the podium after winning the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on March 17, 2022.
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Now, however, he expects others to follow him.

“This will only be the effect of a snowball – we are one of the first sports to make a decision,” she predicted.

Seebohm stressed that FINA is proposing a new open division that would continue to allow trans swimmers to compete.

“We don’t say no to transgender athletes, we say‘ Yes, we’ll make a category for you, ’” she said.

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