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Caitlyn Jenner talks Olympics fame and lack of trans community acceptance

Olympic athlete and reality TV Queen, Caitlyn Jenner has opened up about training for the 1976 Montreal Olympic games as well as her 65-year-preparation before her gender reassignment.

Caitlyn, 70, has revealed that coming out as a transgender woman in 2015 was her greatest achievement.

The sporting legend said that her Olympic legacy was loved and appreciated but her transition in 2015 provoked "hatred".

Kris Jenner's ex believes that her intensive and gruelling sports training was, in fact, an attempt to run from her internal problems.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Don't Tell Me The Score podcast, Caitlyn claimed that Olympic fame trapped her in a body which she doubted.

"I trained 12 years for the Games. I trained 65 years to transition in 2015. It was harder to do; it was less accepted.

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"Everyone loved the Games, a lot of people when they see you transition hate your guts. Look at the quotes on Instagram. By far that was a lot more difficult."

The parent went on to say: "A lot of the training was really running away from the issues I had. I remember getting up the next morning, didn't have a stitch of clothes on, walking to the bathroom, medal sitting there on the table, put the medal around my neck, looking in the mirror and I go, 'What have you just done?

"Am I stuck with this person the rest of my life?' It was scary."

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Caitlyn, who competed as Bruce before her transition, added that the sporting world was good o her and provided valuable opportunities.

The I Am Cait star went on to say that the Olympic committee is doing a "good job" in regards to trans people being able to compete in games.

Although she has raised money and awareness for the transgender rights, the star claims that she is not always welcome within the community.

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She said: "A lot of them are extraordinarily appreciative of it.

"On the other hand, they're having their big fundraiser and say, 'Oh please don't show up, you're too controversial'."

Caitlyn's full interview can be heard on Don't Tell Me The Score is available to listen to on BBC Sounds.

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