What Caitlyn Jenner’s Kids Called Her After Her Transition Has Fans Turning Heads

In the 1970s, Caitlyn Jenner became a celebrated athlete, notably clinching a gold medal and setting a world record at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Post-athletics, she ventured into the entertainment industry, gaining further prominence.

More recently, Caitlyn has been in the spotlight for her courageous public transition from male to female, becoming a beacon of inspiration for many. She openly shared her journey of undergoing hormone therapy to align her physical body with her gender identity.

Born William Bruce Jenner on October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York, Caitlyn had faced challenges like dyslexia as a child. However, sports became her refuge, excelling in various disciplines through her youth.

Early Life and Athletic Career
In high school, Caitlyn shone in football, basketball, and water skiing, but track and field was where her passion truly lay. Awarded a football scholarship to Graceland College in Iowa, she switched to track and field following a knee injury.

Her college track coach, L.D. Weldon, saw potential in her for the decathlon, an event combining ten track and field activities. Caitlyn’s prowess was evident when she unexpectedly won the Kansas Relays in 1971 and made the US Olympic team the following year, finishing tenth at the Munich Olympics.

Olympic Glory and Beyond
Determined to excel, Caitlyn underwent rigorous training, eventually triumphing at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal at the age of 26, setting a new world record and becoming a symbol of American heroism during a tumultuous era in the US.

Despite her success, Caitlyn felt a profound internal conflict about her gender identity, which she later described as feeling out of place and fearful about her future.

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