'This Is Wrong': Caitlyn Jenner Speaks Out After Trans Teen Comes in 2nd Place in Girls Race
Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner spoke out against a transgender student winning second place after competing against biological female students.
On May 21, Jenner, 73, responded to a tweet about Athena Ryan, “a male high school student,” stealing “a state title race spot from a deserving girl” at a Meet of Champions girls race in California, per Fox News.
“As ‘somewhat’ of a track star myself, and a trans person, THIS IS WRONG!!!” he replied with a link to Fairness First, a campaign dedicated to protecting children from “radical gender ideology.”
In a follow-up tweet, Jenner, born Bruce Jenner, added, “And FYA trans ppl you are being used by the radical gender ideology cult as political pawns. That’s all you are to them.”
On May 20, Ryan of Sonoma Academy competed against female high school students in the varsity girls 1,600-meter run finals, according to Fox News.
In 2013, California ruled that athletes can compete in sports based on their preferred gender identity.
And FYA trans ppl you are being used by the radical gender ideology cult as political pawns. That’s all you are to them.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) May 22, 2023
This was not the first time Jenner stood up for biological women in sports.
Last June, Jenner appeared on “Fox & Friends” and spoke about Lia Thomas, a biological man, winning against biological women in swimming.
“Just look at her, when she’s standing on the line, she’s taller, bigger, she’s got a longer reach, she’s got bigger hands. She has a tremendous advantage over the women,” Jenner noted.
He added, “I’ve said from the beginning, I don’t think biological boys should compete in women’s sports. It’s just not fair.”
On April 1, Jenner slammed Nike on Twitter for their paid partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
“As someone that grew up in awe of what Phil Knight (Nike founder) did, it is a shame to see such an iconic American company go so woke! We can be inclusive but not at the expense of the mass majority of people, and have some decency while being inclusive. This is an outrage,” Jenner wrote.
Jenner won a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
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