I’m on the fence with this one. My biggest reason against this type of competition has to do with the difference in biology. I could careless about gender but it’s the way your body is built which others might not have the same strength body-wise. Another notable issue is the Lia Thomas issue because she has a broader shoulder span. Her strength is built differently since she trained at a different level of guidelines. I hope that makes sense. It’s the same with putting men and women in a competition against each other. I would say for this type of competition to be made there would need to be a different set of rules to go by since you have to calculate the different body builds. Most athletes have certain goals in a competition that are centered on other athletes of the same build and caliber. If you are to put a man in a women’s sport they would win with flying colors on the strength side because their strength is much stronger. After all, it’s compartmentalized differently. The whole competition would need to be evaluated and changed to adapt for women and men to compete together. It’s going to be trial and error before this could be an official competition though.
What do you think about men and women competing in the same competition in the Olympics?