'Preventing trans women from competing is denying their human rights’: Transgender athlete Rachel McKinnon returns to defend track world title

Last year the Canadian became the first trans woman to win a rainbow jersey

Dr Rachel McKinnon has become the first transgender track world champion (Image: Twitter/ Rachel McKinnon)

Rachel McKinnon said it is a human right for transgender athletes to take part in competitive sport, as she looks to defend her track world title.

The Canadian made history last October when she became the first transgender woman to win a rainbow jersey, taking the women’s 35-44 sprint during the UCI Masters Track Worlds Championships in Los Angeles.

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