The debate over whether a transgender athlete was wrongfully denied the chance to compete with the ladies in CrossFit competitions continues.
In March, TMZ Sports broke the story where a transgender woman by the name of Chloie Jonnson is suing CrossFit for $2.5 million because she claims the fitness giant denied her request to compete in the CrossFit Games against the ladies. At the time, CrossFit countered by saying natural-born males have a distinct physical advantage over natural-born females.
Now there is a new twist in the legal battle between CrossFit and Jonsson. Namely, the fact that CrossFit claims Jonsson did in fact compete with the women in a competition in 2013. And that they never suspected Jonsson of being born a man until Jonsson blew the proverbial whistle on herself.
However, once CrossFit learned of Jonsson's natural born gender, they felt they could no longer allow her to compete against other women. This is when Jonsson reportedly followed through with the $2.5 million lawsuit against the organization.
All told, CrossFit believes in the end it doesn't matter which division Jonsson competes in, because her scores in the 2013 CrossFit competition were so low that she wouldn't have advanced beyond the first round in either the male or female category.
Rest assured this is not the last we'll hear of this case.
Via TMZ Sports