Sharron Davies on the transgender sports row: ‘How can this be fair to women?’

Sharron Davies was stopped by strangers in the street half a dozen times this week. The former Great Britain swimmer – she won a silver medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and two Commonwealth golds – is used to being recognised every now and then, but as she walked around Bath on Tuesday, the interactions were of a different kind.

“It was all parents who were just saying to me, ‘Thank you. Thank you for speaking out on this,’” she recalls when we meet at her home near the city. “People didn’t realise what was going on.”

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