Noting that suicide is much higher in the transgender community than in the general public, Jenner said she respects University of Pennsylvania swimmer Thomas’ decision to live her life authentically. However, the retired decathlete said it also comes with responsibility and some integrity.
“I don’t know why she’s doing this,” Jenner said. Thomas competing in women’s sports, she said, is not good for the transgender community.
“She knows when she’s swimming she’s beating the competition by two laps. She was born a biological boy,” Jenner pointed out. “She was raised as a biological boy. Her cardiovascular system is bigger, her respiratory system is bigger, her hands are bigger, she can swim faster. That’s a known.”