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Former athlete Sharron Davies shuts down Tom Daley’s comment about trans athletes

Former athlete Sharron Davies dismissed Tom Daley’s criticism of Fina’s decision to ban female transgender athletes from competing in women’s swimming events.Speaking on GB News, the former elite swimmer said: “Tom is male and this doesn’t affect him in the slightest, it doesn’t affect males in the slightest.”Mr. Daley, an Olympic diver, previously admitted being “furious” in light of the world governing body Fina announcing swimmers who had gone through male puberty would not be allowed to compete in women’s categories.Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
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Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies calls on other sports to ban trans women

Former British Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies has called on other sports to follow the example of swimming’s world governing body FINA and ban transgender female athletes from competition. Davies, 59, who won Olympic silver at the 1980 Games and has emerged as a vocal critic of allowing trans women to take part in female athletic events, applauded FINA’s stunning decision Sunday. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of my sport, FINA and the FINA president for doing the science, asking the athletes/coaches and standing up for fair sport for females,” she tweeted after the governing body’s vote to restrict the...

Sharron Davies hopeful of getting retrospective Olympic gold medal

Former swimmer Sharron Davies hopes she will be given the gold medal she feels is deserved from the 1980 Olympics. Davies won silver for Great Britain in the 400m individual medley in Moscow behind East Germany's Petra Schneider who has since admitted doping. Swimming's governing body Fina is now set...

British swimmer Sharron Davies may finally get Olympic gold medal – from 1980 Moscow Games

Sharron Davies could finally be awarded an Olympic gold medal from the 1980 Moscow Games after swimming’s governing body pledged to confront historic doping scandals. In a development that could also mean three retrospective Olympic medals for Ann Inge (nee Osgerby), swimming has agreed to form a new Aquatics Integrity Unit that will investigate past doping scandals, including the notorious East German regime during the 1970s and 1980s.

'If it means a safe Olympics, great': Silver medallist Sharron Davies on vaccine passports

It’s set to become the next big debate: whether or not the government should ask for proof of inoculation against coronavirus. For former Great Britain swimmer and the latest guest on The Telegraph’s Planet Normal podcast, Sharron Davies MBE, if it means a safe Olympic Games, she can get on board: ‘I’m probably pro vaccine passports. I know some people might criticise me for that.’