Lia Thomas, a male swimmer who has ignited international controversy and debate, now aspires to compete in the Olympics on the women's team.
Thomas made that declaration in a television interview on ABC.
Thomas insists he does not have an unfair advantage over the women he competes against.
Thomas has broken numerous women's records since switching from the men's swim team to a women's swim team at the University of Pennsylvania.
The debate over men switching to women's sports teams has sparked the formation of unlikely alliances. Many vehemently feminist groups who support the rights of transgenders, males who wish to be considered females or vice versa, oppose men encroaching upon women's sports because they say it robs females of opportunities.
Other activists say that it's a matter of respecting the rights, aspirations, and dreams of those who wish to compete on opposite-sex teams.
In public polls, the vast majority of Americans say they do not believe males should be allowed to compete on female sports teams under any circumstances.
However, some people say they believe the switch should be allowed under certain conditions, such as the male having hormone treatment to reduce male hormones, and/or major surgery to remove male biological parts.
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