It’s July 1976. Exactly 45 years in the past. With the dorsal 935, the athlete Bruce Jenner, of the Team of the United States of America, proves unstoppable on the Olympic Games in Montreal, in essentially the most tough modality of all: the decathlon – so demanding that it solely exists within the male sector (girls compete within the heptathlon). To win gold, the 26-year-old must be one of the best within the 100 meters in two days, lengthy leap, weight throw, excessive leap, 400 meters; 110 meters hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, dart throw and eventually the 1500 meters.
After setting world information within the first 5 disciplines, Bruce is the massive favourite to win the ultimate. But there may be competitors to match for the second day of competitors, coming from olympic gold 4 years earlier, the tragic OJ of Munich, the Soviet Nikolai Avilov.
The Cold War can be performed on the tartan monitor of the Montreal Olympic Stadium. Bruce tries to satisfy the objective he set himself within the earlier Olympics, when he completed tenth. Back in motion in 1976: In the 1500m, on the entrance to the ultimate lap, Bruce sprintlike a wild horse unfastened on the prairie, shaking his head aspect to aspect, with the change muscle tissues desirous to bounce off the crimson strappy T-shirt. He finishes second, however will get the gold medal within the sum of the race.
THE BEST ATHLETE IN THE WORLD
At the Olympic Games the place 14-year-old Romanian Nadia Comaneci was the primary to obtain the right 10 in uneven bars, Bruce didn’t get behind in notoriety. He was thought-about the best athlete on the planet. And there ran his final decathlon, the apotheosis of male virility.
His sporting mission was completed. Now there have been different struggles to combat, however it will take many years to win. Bruce, in spite of everything, from the age of 10, when she wore her mom’s clothes on the sly, she felt like a girl trapped in an adonist physique.
WHEN HE TURNED HER
In April 2015, Bruce Jenner died. Or somewhat, the title now not exists. The former athlete handed the gold medal to the Olympic Committee and took over as transgender. A lady by title Catilyn Marie Jenner.
As in 1976, the world returned to revolve round Jenner, now Catlyn. The shock wave has had an influence on each continent. But it began together with his final ex-wife, Kris Kardashian (1991/2013), stepchildren Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Robert Kardashian and daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Not to say the 2 different ex-wives – Chrystie Scott (1972/81) and Linda Thompson (81/86) – and their kids: Burt Jenner and Casandra Marino; Brandon Jenner and Sam Brody Jenner.
Two months after the revelation, and after being a actuality star Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Caitlyn debuted her personal actuality doc, ‘I Am Cait’, the place she confirmed her complete story and made accounts with the previous, notably with the part the place she plunged into despair and deserted her kids, to whom she apologized and was excused. The sequence had good opinions and Caitlyn turned a worldwide ambassador for the transgender motion. In 2017 revealed The Secrets of My Life (Os Segredos da Minha Vida), autobiographical ebook that tells all these and plenty of different tales of its crossing.
NEW LIFE AT AGE 71
And when caitlyn was considered at peace with herself and her ghosts, she reveals that she is stuffed with vitality at 71 and decided to proceed to stir into the waters. We’ve reached the current. In April of this yr, with out anybody ready, the activist and businesswoman introduced that she is going to run for governor of the state of California. As Arnold Schwarzenegger did between 2004 and 2011 and in addition by way of the Republican Party (though he didn’t point out it).
“I’m in! It’s worth fighting for California. I’m a proven winner and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom’s disastrous era [Democrata] as governor,” Jenner wrote on social media.
Caitlyn’s job just isn’t straightforward. For two causes: there aren’t as many Republicans within the state of California as there have been 20 years in the past (Democrats are double) and Republican conservatives themselves are divided as to what to do about Jenner, a girl who was as soon as a person and a critic of Donald Trump [depois de inicialmente o apoiar]. To make it look good, at a latest occasion convention a delegate repeatedly referred to as Jenner ‘Bruce’ after which posted a video on Twitter calling her a ‘sick freak’ [uma espécie de aberração].
Jenner Cohe stated in such elegant trend because the costly clothes he wears: “I think it’s important for the Republican Party to have the opportunity to expand its foundations and I hope to be part of that process.”
Interestingly, Caitlyn has not but garnered any official assist from LGBT associations for the September 14 elections and a few are even in opposition to it. All due to the occasion and the anti-transgender legal guidelines it advocates. And even Caytlyn, in one in all his uncommon interventions, argued that trans individuals “shouldn’t” compete with different ladies. “It’s a matter of justice. That’s why I oppose the biological boys who are trans competing in sports with girls at school. It’s just not fair.” And that is it, it is popped the varnish now to the liberals.
It took 77 days from the announcement for Caitlyn to carry her first press convention. And it did not final greater than quarter-hour. He made a brief 2-minute assertion – the place he complained about excessive taxes in California and the dearth of water – and answered 10 questions telegraphically.
Interest in his virtually non-existent marketing campaign – Jenner says he might be extra lively in August – has pale, however that does not diminish his decline. “To be honest with you, I’ve won a lot of races in my life and I know I’m going to win this one too. I’m just going to work hard.”
And if historical past has taught us something, it is that Jenner, whether or not Bruce or Caitlyn, will not hand over till he crosses the end line.