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Saturday, 18 August 2018 23:27

Trans athletes to be able to take part in CrossFit Games in the right category from 2019

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chloie jonsson


CrossFit announced that transgender athletes could participate in the 2019 CrossFit Games based on their gender and not on their sex at birth anymore.

The CrossFit Games are held every summer by CrossFit Inc. and Rebook. There is gymnastics, aerobics, weightlifting, in short, the main exercises that we practice in CrossFit, plus a surprise exercise that is added to spice up the competition.

The event is divided into two categories: women and men. And so far, trans athletes could only take part in CrossFit Games in the category that matched their sex at birth. But thanks to a trans athlete things have changed.

Chloie Jönsson rebelled against this unfair policy. She had tried to participate in CrossFit Games and was told she had to compete in the men's category. Ridiculous!

Chloie filed a complaint and was successful. Trans people will be able to take part in the 2019 CrossFit Games in the right category, the one that follows their gender.

"It's the right thing to do," said Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, at Buzzfeed News. "CrossFit believes in the potential, ability, and dignity of every athlete, we are proud of our LGBT community, including our transgender athletes, and we welcome you here."

I am pleased to see a new evolution in the fight for more equality for transgender people.


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