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Former Olympic Swimmer Says 'Transgender' Men Could 'Ruin The Sport' for Real Women: 'I Am Not a Bigot and I Am Not a Transphobic'

Martin M. Barillas : Mar 13, 2019 : LifeSiteNews.com

"...to protect women's sport those with a male sex advantage should not be able to compete in women's sport ... It sometimes feels like the world has gone mad, and we've lost our common sense."

(London)— [LifeSiteNews.com] Famed Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies said that allowing males claiming a female gender to compete against real girls and women "has the potential to ruin women's sport." (Image: Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies/via LifeSiteNews)

Davies, who won a silver for England at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, told The Daily Telegraph that so-called "transgender" male athletes have a natural and physical advantage over girls and women in competitions. "Michael Phelps has size 15 feet; your average female swimmer has size six," she said. "If someone is a good swimmer and they decide they want to transition to being a female, none of our girls would stand a chance."

"It's not anything to do with saying sport isn't for everybody, it's asking how we classify it," she said. "And rather than classifying it by gender, we have to classify it by sex. And if the transgender society isn't happy with that, we'll have to talk to governing bodies about an alternative, a transgender games or something. But how can this be fair to women?"

"My argument is simple," she told The Daily Telegraph, "that there is a benefit to being born a male, and that's not fair on females in sport. That's really it"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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