Caitlyn Marie Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner; October 28, 1949) is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal–winning decathlete.
Jenner played college football for the Graceland Yellowjackets before incurring a knee injury that required surgery. Convinced by Olympic decathlete Jack Parker's coach, L. D. Weldon, to try the decathlon, Jenner won the men's decathlon event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, setting a third successive world record and gaining fame as "an all-American hero".
Given the unofficial title of "world's greatest athlete", Jenner established a career in television, film, writing, auto racing, business, and as a Playgirl cover model.
Caitlyn Jenner has backed a controversial new bill which has banned transgender women competing against cisgender women in swimming races.The new policy was announced by swimming governing body FINA.The new rules will mean that transgender women can only compete in women's races if they have completed their transition by the age of 12.Following the announcement on Sunday, Caitlyn Jenner - who famously transitioned in 2015 - tweeted: "it worked!
I took a lot of heat - but what’s fair is fair! If you go through male puberty you should not be able to take medals away from females.
Period."The former Keeping up With the Kardashians star first rose to fame after competing at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.
She famously won the gold medal for the men’s decathlon.Jenner has offered her support for the new policy, which was imposed in response to transgender swimmer Lia Thomas’ record-breaking victories at college swim meets.Read more on dailystar.co.uk