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Expert: Are We At The Beginning Stages Of Transgender Athletes Ruining Competitive Sports?

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"Andraya Yearwood hears the comments, usually from adults and usually not to her face.

She shouldn't be running, they say, not against girls.

Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female.

She recently finished second in the 55-meter dash at the state open indoor track championships. The winner, Terry Miller of Bloomfield High, is also transgender and set a girls state indoor record of 6.95 seconds. Yearwood finished in 7.01 seconds and the third-place competitor, who is not transgender, finished in 7.23 seconds.

Miller and Yearwood also topped the 100-meter state outdoor championships last year, and Miller won the 300 indoors this season.

Critics say their gender identity amounts to an unfair advantage, expressing a familiar argument in a complex debate for transgender athletes as they break barriers across sports around the world from high school to the pros.

"I have learned a lot about myself and about other people through this transition. I always try to focus most on all of the positive encouragement that I have received from family, friends, and supporters," Yearwood said. "I use the negativity to fuel myself to run faster."

READ MORE: www.foxnews.com/sports/transgender-high-school-athletes-spark-controversy-debate-in-connecticut

READ: dailycaller.com/2019/02/26/donald-trump-jr-transgender-athletes-tweets/

READ: www.breitbart.com/sports/2019/03/03/british-olympian-sharron-davies-says-transgenders-athletes-should-be-barred-from-competing-against-biological-women/