A biological male CeCe (Craig) Telfer a transgender woman who won an NCAA Division II championship in 2019, was ruled ineligible Wednesday to compete in the U.S. Olympic trials.
CeCe is not a national champion. The woman who came in second is the national champion. Bio-males have a decided physical advantage that deprives women of their rightful opportunities.
USA Track and Field (USATF) said in a statement Telfer failed to meet the World Athletic requirements to be eligible for trials.
World Athletics’ guidelines, released in 2019, stated that female athletes’ testosterone levels were at 5 nanomoles per liter or more were barred from events between distances of 400 meters and a mile.
Telfer was readying to compete in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at Olympic trials.
Telfer, a biological male, transitioned in 2018, and as a bio-male, she has a decided advantage with lowered testosterone or not. That’s why Telfer couldn’t hack it in the men’s competition but was a champion in the woman’s.
2016: Craig Telfer is ranked 200th
2017: Craig Telfer is ranked 390th
2018: Craig Telfer transitions to female’
2019: CeCe Telfer is National Champion
But biological men have no unfair advantage in women’s sports, right? pic.twitter.com/b4J4npbRbA
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