Caitlyn Jenner predicted that more professional sports would follow the lead of swimming in banning transporters from competing in women’s competitions.
Caitlyn Jenner welcomed the ban on transporters in certain sports, arguing the need to protect women’s sports.
The International Rugby League (IRL) announced on Tuesday that transgender players will not be allowed to compete in sanctioned international matches until further research is undertaken.
The decision came a day after FINA’s governing body announced that transporters would be banned from competing in women’s competitions.
Speaking to Sky News Australia host Piers Morgan, Ms Jenner said the decision was a fair one.
“It simply came to our notice then. I have been on this issue from the beginning, “she said.
“I was very consistent.
“We have to protect women’s sport and I stuck to it until the end.”
A FINA report found that gender is a “key determinant” of athletic performance with men surpassing women in sports, including water sports, with the gender gap emerging from the onset of puberty.
The president of the International Swimming Federation, Husain Al-Musallam, said he would introduce a category for trans competitors who do not meet the criteria to compete as women.
Ms. Jenner pointed to FINA’s findings and the “huge” advantage that trans women who have passed male puberty have.
She also predicted that more sports around the world would bring similar measures.
“I think there will be a lot to follow,” she said.
“This is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Following FINA’s decision to create an “open” category for trans-athletes to compete, the football governing body and World Athletics also launched similar restrictions for transgender athletes.
said a FIFA spokesman Reuters Is “currently reviewing” its gender eligibility regulations in consultation with expert stakeholders.
“Due to the nature of the ongoing process, FIFA is not in a position to comment on the specifics of the proposed amendments to existing regulations,” they added.
World Athletics President Lord Coe also hinted that the sport could follow FINA’s decision to ban transgender women, saying “honesty cannot be negotiated”.
“We see the international federation reaffirming its primacy in setting rules, regulations and policies that are in the best interests of its sport,” he said. BBC Sport.
“This is how it should be. We have always believed that biology transcends gender and we will continue to revise our regulations accordingly. We will follow science.
“We continue to study, research and contribute to the growing body of evidence that testosterone is a key determinant of performance, and we have scheduled a discussion of our regulations with our council for the end of the year.”