Transgender swimming ban: Cate Campbell backs Fina restrictions

Australian ‘wrestled with myself’ before airing viewsMaddie Groves and trans advocacy groups criticise ruling

Australian Olympic champion Cate Campbell has supported Fina’s vote to restrict transgender women from taking part in elite female swimming competitions, saying she had “wrestled long and hard” with her views on the polarising issue before concluding that fairness is a “cornerstone” of professional sport.

Fina’s historic decision has also elicited criticism; the policy shift has been slammed by transgender advocacy groups and swimmer Maddie Groves described it as “discriminatory and unscientific”.

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