Finland has introduced its first transgender national figure skater, Minna-Maaria Antikainen
At the start of the European Figure Skating Championships in Espoo, a unique performance took place. Former male skater, Markku-Pekka Antikainen, who is now a female skater, Minna-Maaria Antikainen, put on a striking show. The farm owner-turned-hostess from Siilinjärvi received mixed reactions for their performance
According to Finnish news reports, which used both he and she pronouns interchangeably to refer to him (he identifies as a gender neutral woman), he had absolutely no skating abilities but had a “childhood dream” to become a professional figure skater.
BREAKING: Finland has introduced the world's first transgender national figure skater
They fall down in the first 45 seconds and no one is allowed to act like anything at all happened pic.twitter.com/12n8ubKZ1c
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 29, 2023
The European Figure Skating Championships opening ceremony press release emphasized equality and diversity, inviting non-expert skaters to participate in the event.
Here is an Old Video of her/him
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