Who is Cece Telfer? Bio, Wiki, Age, Career, Unable To Run Olympic Trials

Cece Telfer Bio/Wiki

CeCé Telfer, a Jamaican-American athlete, was the first openly transgender woman to win an NCAA championship in 2019.

Telfer competed in the men’s division at Franklin Pierce University from 2016 to 2017, but after coming out and beginning her transition, she was allowed to compete in the women’s division. In June 2019, she won the 400-meter hurdles event for the first time.

Age

Cece Telfer’s age is around 23-25 years old.

Career

Telfer was a member of the Franklin Pierce University men’s track & field team in 2016 and 2017.

She finished 200th in the 400 m hurdles at the 36-inch men’s division height in 2016 and 390th in 2017 among NCAA Division II competitors competing in the men’s division. Transgender athletes can compete in women’s competitions after completing a year of testosterone suppression medication, according to NCAA regulations.

After Donald Trump Jr. referenced an article title referring to Telfer as a “biological male,” labeling her recent competition wins a “grave injustice” against “young women,” Telfer attracted widespread public attention. Telfer applied to race in the 400-meter hurdles in the 2020 Olympic Trials and was initially accepted.

 

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After USA Track & Field concluded that she did not match the testosterone standard for transgender athletes, she was later pulled from the competition.

Why Cece Telfer Unable To Run Olympic Trials?

CeCe Telfer, a transgender runner, has had her Olympic dreams crushed.

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According to the Associated Press, she has been deemed unable to compete in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, her hallmark event at the U.S. Olympic trials, since she did not match the World Athletics eligibility rules for specific women’s events. Telfer would have made history as one of the first openly transgender athletes to compete in an Olympic event if she qualified.

Telfer’s manager, David McFarland, said in a statement on Wednesday that despite the setback, Telfer will not give up on her Olympic goals.

McFarland said to AP, “CeCe has turned her focus towards the future and is continuing to train. She will compete on the national – and world – stage again soon,”

USATF statement, “Following notification from World Athletics on June 17 that the conditions had not yet been met, USATF provided CeCe with the eligibility requirements and, along with World Athletics, the opportunity to demonstrate her eligibility so that she could compete at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. According to subsequent notification to CeCe from World Athletics on June 22, she has not been able to demonstrate her eligibility.”

USATF added, “strongly supports inclusivity and providing a clear path to participation in the sport for all, while also maintaining competitive fairness.”

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