10 March 2020

Sharron Davies backs up Piers Morgan in debate over transgender athletes in women's sport

Olympic silver medallist Sharron Davies has supported Piers Morgan's stance on transgender athletes in women's sport.

Morgan debated the matter with Labour's Lisa Nandy on ITV's Good Morning Britain and Morgan disagreed with the premise that men who transition to become women should be allowed to compete in Olympic events with those born female.

He said: “Are you happy for anyone born to a male biological body to simply raise their hand without any need for surgery and to compete against women in the Olympics born into female biological bodies?

"Why would you not on GMB say whether you think it’s fair that Usain Bolt could self identify as female and compete against women born to women’s biological bodies.

“What am I doing other than trying to protect women's rights from a grotesquely unfair situation where women are born to male biological bodies with a superior strength and power and are able to simply say I’m female and compete against women born to female bodies."

And Davies, who has been outspoken about her views on transgender athletes competing in women's events in the past, took to Twitter to back up Morgan.

She said: "He’s 100% right on this one..."

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