He Dutch Darts player Noa-Lynn van Leuven, who became the first trans woman to win a tournament in both the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) mixed and women's competition, is under intense criticism following her successes. Her most recent victory was in the PDC Women's Series in the English city of Wigan, where she won, among other things, the English Defeating world number one Beau Greaves sparked a wave of criticism, both online and among his own teammates.

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Van Leuven joined the PDC Women's Series in 2022, a year after her gender transition. According to the British,Express“ Her win in Wigan came just a week after she made history at the Hildesheim Challenge Tour by becoming the first trans woman to win a PDC tournament. This achievement marked a milestone as she became the first transgender darts player to win both a women's event and a mixed event.

However, van Leuven's successes have caused internal tensions in the Dutch national darts team. As the British news site says “LBC“ reported that her teammates Aileen de Graaf and Anca Zijlstra withdrew from the team in protest. Zijlstra said that she was ashamed to continue playing for the Dutch team under these circumstances. That's why it's time for her to go.

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According to Express, he also added: “I have tried to accept it, but I cannot tolerate or tolerate it. I believe that sport should be an equal and fair field that should be managed and accepted with a clear conscience. After all, we have worked very hard to be relevant and competitive in this sport.”

The PDC follows the guidelines of the Darts Regulatory Authority, which in turn is based on the criteria of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC's key principles include “no presumption of advantage” and “inclusiveness.” Sport is encouraged to consider “disproportionate advantages” on an individual basis to avoid unfair advantages.

Noa-Lynn van Leuven herself, who has reached the top of the world in recent years, was reserved about the hustle and bustle it has caused. As “dardosnews.deShe said, “I don't really feel the need to go into it any further.” That was her decision and not mine. “I think my only regret about this topic is that a lot of people forget that I'm human too.”

High Studies of the German Bundestag Trans women showed better athletic performance after one year of hormone therapy compared to non-transgender women, although overall performance was similar. Even a year after starting hormone therapy, her physical strength was largely maintained, although her former muscles only regressed slightly.