Monday, February 26, 2018
Still Looking For Our First Trans Olympian
The Consensus was subsequently updated so that trans masculine and trans feminine athletes would not require genital surgery to compete in an Olympic Games.
The first Olympics that trans athletes were eligible to compete was the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and the first Winter Games trans athletes were eligible to compete was in Torino.
ultimately successful lawsuit that forced Cycling Canada to open up the sport to trans athletes
On our side of the border trans masculine Keelin Godsey delayed taking testosterone for his transition to chase his dream of qualifying for a US Olympic team.
Godsey did make history by making the US 2011 Pan American Games team and competed in the hammer throw, finishing fifth with his lifetime best of 67/84 meters.
He tried to qualify for the 2012 London Games. Despite making another personal best throw at the US Olympic Trials, he missed qualifying for London by an agonizing eleven inches.
Hopefully that will change either in the next Summer games in Tokyo in 2020 or the next Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022 and we will finally see a member of our trans family qualify as an Olympic athlete. .
Whoever that trans athlete is that finally does this for transkind, one thing they are guaranteed to get is international media coverage for making that sporting history