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Transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon faces critics after winning title and setting world record


Rachel McKinnon, 37, a transgender cyclist from Canada, recently won gold in the 35-39 age category sprint at the Masters Track World Championship in Manchester, UK. In the process, she set a new world record. But instead of being allowed to revel in her victory, she was met with critics who claim she shouldn't have been allowed to compete because they believe she has an "unfair advantage" as as trans woman. 

According to the Daily Mail, among Rachel's critics are "pressure groups Fair Play for Women and Save Women's Sports, Martina Navratilova, an athlete who was beaten by McKinnon last year, and a leading women's cyclist." They all argue that "the science is clear" and tells us trans women have an advantage over cis women when it comes to physical competition.