Caitlyn Jenner was among those upset after a transgender teen finished in second place at a Meet of Champions girls race in California over the weekend.
Athena Ryan finished in second place in the varsity girls 1,600-meter run finals on Saturday in the sectional Meet of Champions.
Ryan of Sonoma Academy finished behind Hanne Thomsen of Montgomery High School and ahead of Ellie Buckley of Campolindo High School. Ryan will advance to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Track & Field Championships next week.
Jenner spoke out about the teen’s finish.
“As ‘somewhat’ of a track star myself, and a trans person, THIS IS WRONG!!! HELP ME PUSH BACK!” she replied on Twitter with a link to her political action committee, Fairness First.
“And FYA trans ppl you are being used by the radical gender ideology cult as political pawns. That’s all you are to them,” Jenner added.
Jenner is just one of the many speaking out on this controversial issue.
Hannah Arensman, an elite female cyclist, announced her early retirement in March due to UCI Cyclocross National Championship officials allowing biological men to compete against her.
As RTM reported:
Arensman was bumped from being selected to participate on the U.S. cyclocross team at the World Championships. The cyclist has filed an amicus brief requesting the Supreme Court vacate a preliminary injunction against a West Virginia law banning biological males from competing in women’s sporting events.
The New York Post reported that Arensman was one of 67 athletes, coaches and family members who signed a petition supporting the law.
Arensman announced her decision on Twitter:
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Arensman stated that changes in competition guidelines must be instated to protect the integrity of women’s sports:
“This has gone on long enough…It should never have reached this point, it should never have been allowed. Someone has to take responsibility. This is not fair sport, and the governing bodies, who should have made the rules at the beginning, need to realize it. The very people who should be protecting our sport are not doing so.”
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