Swimming-FINA official hopes other sports follow transgender ruling

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By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – FINA’s decision to restrict transgender athletes in elite women’s swimming has provided a blueprint for other sports to follow in balancing fairness with inclusion, a top medical official at the global governing body said. FINA made the decision on Sunday after its members heard a report from a transgender task force comprising leading medical, legal and sports figures. David Gerrard, vice chairman of FINA’s Sports Medicine Committee, said it was “the best outcome” for the sport and its athletes, and was backed by robust process. “To my mind, FINA’s approach…

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