The American bronze medalist who lost a world-championship cycling race to a transgender woman from Canada has criticized the results as unfair.
"First transgender woman world champion...ever," Rachel McKinnon, an assistant professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, bragged Sunday in a tweet that set off a massive debate.
McKinnon gave a talk at the College of Charleston earlier this year asking: “Is it fair for transwomen athletes to compete in women’s categories?”.
“It’s definitely NOT fair,” Jennifer Wagner, the third-place finisher from Houston, said in response to a tweet from British conservative Katie Hopkins.
Hopkins tweeted an image of the three cyclists on the podium with this caption: “For clarity – this was the WOMENS world championships.
Carolien van Herrikhuyzen, the silver medalist representing the Netherlands and a friend of McKinnon, disagreed.
“I bet a lot of white people were pissed off when we desegregated sports racially and allowed black people. »