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We regret that hurtful language was used. This should be one of the best days of my life. I should be feeling confident. I should know that I have a strong shot at winning. I won that race, and I'm grateful. But time after time, I have lost. I was bumped to third place in the meter dash inbehind two transgender runners.
With every loss, it gets harder and harder to try again. Their bodies are simply bigger and stronger on average. But Connecticut officials are determined to ignore the obvious. And unfortunately, a federal district court recently dismissed our case. Every time I walk up to the starting line, I try to tell myself that I can overcome the unfair odds — I can win, even though the race is stacked against me.
It robs girls of the chance to race in front of college scouts who show up for elite metes, and to compete for the scholarships and opportunities that come with college recruitment. They saw a second- or third-place runner.
Retired high school coach: In real life, transgender girls in sports are a non-controversy. My friend and fellow plaintiff Selina Soule was bumped from qualifying for the state championship meter final and an opportunity to qualify for the New England championship by a transgender runner in Meanwhile, Alanna Smith, an incredibly talented female athlete, was the second-place female runner in the meter at the New England Regional Championships, but was dropped to third behind a transgender competitor. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, where we are going to ask once again for the court to recognize our right to fair competition — a right that Title IX has promised to girls and women for 50 years.
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Chelsea Mitchell Opinion contributor. Athletes: Bans on transgender players must stop. A group of athletes, coaches and advocates are calling on the NCAA to take a more strident stand against states that adopt laws banning transgender athletes from competing in organized sports.
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