Olympic diving champion Tom Daley said he was “furious” at the FINA governing body’s decision to limit the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s competition.

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Daly, who came out as gay in 2013, spoke at the British LGBT Awards on Friday, where he was named Athlete of the Year after winning gold in the 10m synchronized diving at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Transgender rights have become a major topic of discussion as sport seeks to balance inclusiveness while ensuring there is no unfair advantage.

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“I was furious,” he said of FINA’s decision, which bans athletes who have passed male puberty from competing in elite women’s events.

FINA also said it will set up a working group to create an “open” category for transgender athletes as part of its new policy, which covers competitions in swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming, high diving and open water swimming.

“You know, like most queer people, anyone who is told they can’t compete or can’t do what they love just because of who they are, they’re not,” the 28-year-old told iNews.

“That’s something I’m very passionate about. Giving transgender people the opportunity to share their point of view.”

World Athletics and FIFA are among the governing bodies revising their recommendations for recruiting transgender athletes in line with FINA’s ruling, which is the most stringent of any Olympic sports organization.

While FINA brought in leading scientists to the working group that developed its rules, proponents of transgender inclusion argue that there is still not enough research on the impact of the transition on physical performance.

Olympic medalist Sharron Davis, who is a vocal advocate for more restrictive policies, said FINA “stands for fair sport for women.”

“Swimming will always welcome everyone, no matter who you identify with, but fairness is the cornerstone of the sport,” she said.

Meanwhile, UK Culture Minister Nadine Dorris demanded other sports governing bodies are following suit and said she is meeting with Sport England on Tuesday, as well as football, cricket, rugby, tennis and athletics organizations, to urge them to follow FINA’s decision.

“Sex has biological consequences,” she said. “I am setting a very clear position on this: Competitive women’s sport should be reserved for people born female. I want all of our sports governing bodies to follow this policy.”