Yet another decorated and prominent athletic figure is calling for an end to the presence of transgendered athletes in women's swimming.
Emma McKeon, the most decorated Australian Olympian of all time, spoke out about the issue that has taken the sport by storm at Griffith University's A Better Future for All seminar this past week.
Needless to say, she would like to see the presence of transgendered athletes in women's swimming to end.
"I personally wouldn't want to be racing against someone who is biologically a male, so that's a concern," McKeon said. "...now that it's a growing thing, the sport has to think about how to handle it and how to deal with it, because you do want to be inclusive, but you don't want to have females racing against swimmers who are biologically male, because it's just not fair."
McKeon's comments come in the midst of an transgender ideological battle that is heating up in Australia. Katherine Deves, a candidate for the Sydney seat of the electoral division of Warringah, received backlash after she posted several messages supporting the separation of female and transgender athletes in sports, comparing her protests to speaking out against the Holocaust.
McKeon is the second Olympian in the past year to have spoke out against the transgender movement in women's sports. In 2021, Erika Brown said that, "We cannot allow transgender females to compete against biological women."