World Triathlon allow transgender women to keep competing in female category

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  • Restrictions will apply to compete internationally
  • Stance is at odds with decisions in swimming and rugby league

World Triathlon has voted to allow transgender women to keep competing in the female category, in a ruling which goes notably against recent decisions from the governing bodies of swimming and rugby league.

However, under World Triathlon’s new rules, trans women will face greater restrictions before gaining approval to compete internationally – including having to lower their testosterone levels for two years rather than one, as is the case now. They must also now wait for at least four years after transitioning if they have previously competed as a male in any sporting competition rather than one.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/aug/03/world-triathlon-to-allow-transgender-women-to-compete-in-female-category under the title “World Triathlon allow transgender women to keep competing in female category”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.