A transgender BMX rider who qualified as an alternate for Team USA previously stated, ‘My goal is to win the Olympics so I can burn a US flag on the podium.”
The statement was reportedly made by Chelsea Wolfe in a now-deleted Facebook post alongside an article about why transgender girls should be prohibited from competing alongside biological women. When the post was brought to attention, Wolfe denied any bad intentions.
“One of the reasons why I work so hard to represent the United States in international competition is to show the world that this country has morals and values, that it’s not all of the bad things that we’re known for,” Wolfe told Fox News.
28-year-old Chelsea Wolfe of Florida will be part of the upcoming Tokyo games if her teammates, Hannah Roberts and Perris Benegas are inept. Wolfe is the second transgender individual to be part of the Olympics. Prior to Wolfe, New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was recently cleared by the Olympic committee to compete.
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