Female runners from Great Britain’s Olympic team have joined the growing revolt against plans that could force them to race transgender women in future.
Team GB duo Beth Dobbin and Emily Diamond, and fellow Paris 2024 hopeful Ellie Baker, are the most high-profile current British female athletes to have voiced their fierce opposition to a proposal first revealed by Telegraph Sport.
It follows the launch of a consultation by World Athletics over changes to its rules it has proposed should stop short of banning those born male from competing against women.
Baker, an 800m semi-finalist at July’s World Athletics Championships, posted: “I love track&field. I train hard everyday to reach my goals in this sport but if this is going to be allowed this will take away biological women’s livelihoods. We don’t stand a chance. We may as well give up now. I’m not anti trans. It’s just a matter of what’s fair & what isn’t.”