The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reaffirmed that he supports FINA’s bar on transgender athletes who have gone through male puberty from competing in women’s events.
Boris Johnson welcomed the decision to ban transgender women from competing in women’s swimming, saying women cannot be born with a penis.
The international swimming federation announced that it was changing its policies so that transgender women can only compete in the organisation’s female races if they have completed their transition by the age of 12.
Instead, an ‘open category’ will be set up for transgender athletes to compete against one another at events, including the World Aquatics Championships, World Swimming Championships, and the Swimming World Cup.
Asked about FINA’s ban, Mr. Johnson said: ‘I haven’t studied it in detail but I see no reason to dissent.’