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Top athletes praise Boris Johnson for saying trans women should be banned from women’s sports

TOP athletes praised Boris Johnson after he said anyone born male must be banned from female sporting events.

The PM admitted it was a “controversial” view, but it seemed “reasonable” to him.

Top athletes praised Boris Johnson after he said anyone born male must be banned from female sporting events

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Top athletes praised Boris Johnson after he said anyone born male must be banned from female sporting events
In the US, 22-year-old Lia Thomas, who is in transition, broke records in women's collegiate swimming championships

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In the US, 22-year-old Lia Thomas, who is in transition, broke records in women’s collegiate swimming championships

Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies, 59, a longtime opponent of trans athletes competing in female categories, said: “Thank you Boris.”

Gold medalist Nicole Cooke added: “Really pleased to see politicians championing fair sporting categories for trans and women athletes.”

Last week Transgender cyclist Emily Bridges was excluded from women’s events.

In the USA, Lia Thomas22, which is in transition, broke records in women’s college swimming championships.

Mr Johnson said: “I don’t think biological men should compete in women’s sporting events.”

He added: “I also think women should have spaces – whether in hospitals, prisons or dressing rooms – dedicated to women.

“If that puts me at odds with some of the others, we need to sort everything out.”

https://www.the-sun.com/news/5068555/boris-johnson-athletes-trans/ Top athletes praise Boris Johnson for saying trans women should be banned from women’s sports

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