Top athletes have praised Boris Johnson after he said anyone born male should be blocked from participating in women’s sporting events.
The Prime Minister acknowledged that this is a “controversial” point of view, but it makes “common sense” for him.
Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davis, 59, a longtime adversary of trans women’s swimmers, said: “Thank you Boris. »
Gold medalist Nicole Cook added: “Very happy to see politicians working to create fair sports categories for transgender people and female athletes. »
Last week, transgender cyclist Emily Bridges was banned from competing in women’s events.
In the United States, 22-year-old Leah Thomas, who is in her teens, has broken records at the Women’s College Swimming Championships.
Mr Johnson said: “I don’t think biological men should compete in women’s sports. »
He added: “I also believe that women should have places – whether in hospitals, prisons or locker rooms – dedicated to them.
“If this brings me into conflict with others, then we should work things out. »