Bronte Campbell calls on Fina to consult transgender community on open swimming category

  • Campbell says transgender people must be part of conversation
  • Says Fina has ‘got to balance inclusion and high performance’

Australian Olympic gold medallist Bronte Campbell has called on Fina to consult with the “unbelievably marginalised” transgender community in developing the open category proposed by its new gender inclusion policy.

Fina last month became the first major sporting body to formally restrict the participation of transgender women in elite female competitions.

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O’Callaghan’s hat-trick of gold, as mixed relay smash world record

  • Mollie O’Callaghan leads mixed relay team to WR time in 4x100m
  • Kaylee McKeown takes gold in 200m backstroke at world championships

Mollie O’Callaghan has made it a hat-trick of golds while leading the mixed 4x100m relay quartet to Australia’s first global landmark at this year’s world swimming championships.

And Kaylee McKeown has underlined her standing as one of Australia’s marquee swimmers with her first world championship triumph in the 200m backstroke in Budapest on a milestone penultimate day for the Dolphins.

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Mollie O’Callaghan and Zac Stubblety-Cook strike gold for Australia at swim worlds

  • Wins take Australia’s gold medal tally to four in Budapest
  • Jenna Strauch and men’s 4x200m freestyle team add more medals

Mollie O’Callaghan and Zac Stubblety-Cook made it another golden day for Australia at the world swimming championships in Budapest with supreme displays of brinkmanship.

O’Callaghan overcame a touch of pre-race panic to take the 100m freestyle with an extraordinary late burst on Thursday before Stubblety-Cook appeared to toy with his 200m breaststroke opponents to storm through and add the world title to the Olympic gold he won in the event last year.

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Dramatic rescue at world championships after swimmer faints and sinks to bottom of pool

  • Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez pulled out unconscious by coach
  • American ‘doing very well’ and hopes to compete on Friday

Anita Alvarez was the centre of a dramatic episode at the world swimming championships in Budapest on Wednesday when the artistic swimmer had to be rescued from the bottom of the pool by her coach after losing consciousness in the water.

American Alvarez had completed her solo free final at the World Aquatics Championships when she fainted and sank to the bottom of the pool. Andrea Fuentes, her coach, quickly realised something was amiss and dived in fully clothed to pull Alvarez up to the surface.

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