Do Transgender Athletes Have an Unfair Advantage?

Jun 26, 19

Despite massive investment and increased participation in female sports, the athletic performance gender gap has barely changed since 1983.

The mean difference in performance is approximately 10%, ranging from 5.5% in Swimming, to 36.8% in Weight Lifting. Looking at top ten performers, analysis reveals a similar gender gap trend in 1982 at 11.7%. This suggests women will not run, jump, swim, or ride as fast as men.