Swimming to set up ‘open category’ for transgender athletes

Swimming intends to become the first sport to set up an “open category” to allow transgender athletes to compete in a separate class at the elite level, Husain Al-Musallam, president of governing body FINA, announces.

“I do not want any athlete to be told they cannot compete at the highest level,” Al-Musallam tells an extraordinary congress of his organization.

“I will set up a working group to set up an open category at our meets. We will be the first federation to do that.”

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