Jenner wins gold as Bruce in the 1976 men’s decathlon in Montreal olympics, She transitioned to female in 2015.
On Wednesday, the NCAA Board of Governors is to review its rules on transgender athletes.
Jenner said there was no doubt in her mind that the rules needed to be changed.
Jenner wrote on Twitter clearly saying, ‘Biological boys shouldn’t compete against biological boys. This wok world in which we are living now is not working.
Caitlyn Jenner has said that ‘Wok World’ is not working for the women’s sport and is calling on the NCAA to adjust its transgender policy for the sport.
Jenner clearly wrote on Twitter that ‘biological boys should not compete with biological boys’
Last week, Thomas, pictured, was crushed twice in a women’s swimming competition by another transgender competitor, who is transitioning from female to male.
Jenner then said, ‘We need to protect the women’s game, and the NCAA needs to make the right decisions tomorrow, and I think maybe stop it now, reconsider it. Fox News during an interview on Wednesday.
Jenner was speaking out as Ivy League swimmer Lia Thomas is breaking women’s records.
The ex-athlete-turned-reality-television-stars said she doesn’t understand why 22-year-old Thomas, who attends the University of Pennsylvania, chose to swim against the women after serving three years on the men’s team. She said that doing so is bad for both the transgender community and the women’s sport.
‘Number one, biological boys, I’ve said from the beginning, don’t play in women’s games.
‘It is unfortunate that this is happening. I don’t know why she is doing this. She knows that when she is swimming, she is beating the competition by two laps. She was born as a biological boy, was raised as a biological boy. He has a large cardiovascular system. His respiratory system is large. His hands are big. She can swim fast. It’s a known one,’ Jenner explained.
Jenner said she had no doubt in her mind that the rules needed to be changed and, citing the UPN Swimming case, Lia Thomas, looked right.
Thomas came out as transgender in 2019 and was eligible to switch from the men’s team to the women’s team after taking a year of testosterone suppressants under NCAA rules.
‘All this waking world, in which we are now living, is not working. I feel sorry for the other athletes that are out there, especially Penn or someone she’s competing against, because in the awakened world, you have to say, ‘Oh, my gosh, that’s great,’ no, not like that. Is.
“We need to protect the women’s game, and the NCAA needs to make the right decisions tomorrow,” Jenner said.
Under current NCAA rules, a male-to-female transgender athlete is allowed to compete on the female side after completing one year of hormone-suppression.
Critics have suggested that’s not enough time to get rid of any male physical advantages – and that trans athletes retain considerable power over female competitors because of their height and musculature.
UPN’s Thomas currently holds the NCAA’s fastest women’s time this season in both the 200- and 500-yard freestyle.
UPenn and the Ivy League have publicly supported Thomas competing in swim meets. ‘Lia Thomas has met or exceeded all NCAA protocols in the past two years for a transgender male student-athlete to compete for a women’s team. She will continue to represent the Penn women’s swimming team in this season’s competition.
Jenner said she believes that with the transition comes a certain responsibility.
‘First of all, I respect his decision to live his life authentically, 100%, but it also comes with responsibility and some honesty. I don’t know why she’s doing this,’ she said.
‘One, it’s not good for the trans community. I mean, we have a lot of issues in the trans community that are very difficult and very challenging. We have a suicide rate nine times higher than the general population. But it also doesn’t bode well for the women’s sport,’ Jenner said, adding that the topic has been around for decades.
“Maybe there is a need to tighten the rules on such a subject. The International Olympic Committee has been looking into this issue for a long time. Back when I was competing, we had East German women, we had Soviet women. I mean, when I did my last weightlifting workout at the Olympics, there was an East German discus thrower and this girl was so much stronger than me, we were all wondering if it was because of male hormones.’
Bruce Jenner celebrates during his record-setting performance in the Decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada
Decathlete Bruce Jenner wins gold for the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics
The NCAA says it plans to review current guidelines for male-to-female trans athletes on Thursday, but has yet to comment on whether changes may be in place.
None of Thomas’ fellow swimmers have publicly voiced their opinion on the matter, but some have spoken anonymously to express their concerns, saying that Thomas is arrogant, upset his teammates – And that his coach is just passionate about winning.
The American Swimming Coaches Association said in a statement over the weekend, “Current NCAA policy on when transgender women can compete in the women’s category may be unfair to cisgender women and needs to be reviewed and changed in a transparent manner.” “
The Ivy League, Penn and Harvard have also issued statements showing their support for Thomas and his participation in the Games.
“The Ivy League reaffirms its unwavering commitment to providing an inclusive environment for all student-athletes, while condemning transphobia and discrimination in any form,” the league said.
Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps, 36, has responded to the ongoing debate over competing in trans college athlete Leah Thomas’ women’s swim team
Last week, champion swimmer Michael Phelps Describing the dispute as ‘too complicated’ – it requires a ‘level playing field’ for the game to be fair before it can be added.
To what does Phelps, the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals compare the issue to athletes like Thomas? doping To secure a competitive advantage in the pool.
talking to CNN, Phelps was adamant that something needed to be done about current NCAA guidelines that allow Thomas to compete against female-born swimmers — but was unable to share any specific views.
‘I think it again goes to the organizing committees because it should be an equal playing field. This is something that we all need. Because that’s what the game is about. As for me, I don’t know where this is going. I don’t know what is going to happen.
Phelps, who holds the all-time record for Olympic gold medals at age 13, said he only wanted to see fairness in the sport.
He said, ‘I believe that we should all feel comfortable with our skin, but I think all sports should be played on an equal playing field.’
‘I don’t know what it will look like in the future. It’s difficult. It’s very complicated and it’s my sport, it’s been my sport my entire career, and honestly the one thing I would love is that everyone is able to compete on an equal playing field.’
Phelps holds the all-time record of 13 Olympic gold medals. He says he only wants to see fairness in the game