Sharron Elizabeth Davies is an English former competitive swimmer. She represented Great Britain in the Olympics and European championships and competed for England in the Commonwealth Games.
How does the sporting notion of fairness cope with the complexities of gender identity? HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to former champion British swimmer turned sports commentator Sharron Davies. Elite level sport is ruthlessly competitive. The best male and female athletes push hard against their physical limits in the quest for marginal gains. But what happens when athletes change gender - in particular when individuals born biologically male transition to female after puberty. Should they be allowed to compete as women?
The former Swimmer and TV personality Sharron Davies discusses the mental scars left by being a teenage sporting sensation in this episode of 'On The Sporting Couch' with host Gary Bloom. Sharron reveals the reasons for her competitive edge, the struggles in her personal life and how she's dealt with the celebrity tag.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Nov 1st, 1962
Episode Count
2
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 hour, 15 minutes