Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, second left, of Penn University and transgender swimmer Iszac Henig, left, of Yale at the 2022 Ivy League Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo: AFP
Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, second left, of Penn University and transgender swimmer Iszac Henig, left, of Yale at the 2022 Ivy League Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo: AFP
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World swimming’s governing body bans transgender athletes from women’s events

  • Fina members voted 71.5 per cent in favour of its ‘gender inclusion policy’ that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events
  • The members voted after hearing presentations from three specialist groups – an athlete group, a science and medicine group and a legal and human rights group