A Nigerian transgender’s win during a Connecticut high school track and field competition has some people outraged and wondering if it’s fair she was allowed to compete.
The young woman Andraya Yearwood won big at the competition, coming first in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes.
Yearwood competed in the races last year before undergoing hormone treatments but it is not clear if she underwent treatments before competing in this year’s competition.
Many have now signed a petition calling for the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference to change its rule.
Andraya was born at 24 weeks to a Nigerian mom identified as Ngozi Nnaji. In February, Andraya and her mom made the trip to a government office to submit paperwork for Andraya to legally change her name.