Australian rugby player Ellia Green publicly announced his transition, becoming the first Olympian to come out as a trans man. Have a look.
Ellia Green : News | Transition | Baby | Net worth
Assigned female at birth, Green was born in Suva, Fiji, and moved to Australia’s Central Coast, New South Wales at the age of five.
|Ellia Tiriseyani Green
|Date of birth
|20 February 1993
|Place of birth
|172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
|78 kg (172 lb)
Green started Little Athletics at the age of six and excelled in sprinting.
Green spent 10 years in athletics, representing Australia in the 100m, 200m and long jump at the World Junior Championships, until his cousins convinced him to try rugby sevens.
First playing for Warringah at club level and going on to debut for Australia in February 2013.
Ellia Green has become the first Olympic athlete to come out as a transgender male.
Green, who was part of Australia’s rugby sevens team that won the gold medal in the 2016 Olympics, told The Associated Press that he first believed he was a male when he was a child. He has decided to keep his birth name.
“As a kid I remember I thought I was a boy in public, I had a short (haircut) and whenever we met new people they thought I was a boy,” Green recalled.
“I always used to wear my brother’s clothes, played with tools, and ran around with no shirt on. Until I grew breasts, and I thought ‘oh no’.”
He added that his mother Yolanta, who — along with his father Evan — adopted Green at an early age, “would dress me in girlie outfits … I always wanted to make her happy, so if she wanted me to wear a dress, I wore a dress.”
Ellia Green Transition
Ellia Green realized as a young child — long before becoming an Olympic champion — that a person’s identity and a gender assigned at birth can be very different things.
Now, about 20 years later, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics has transitioned to male.
Green, who has kept the same name, told The Associated Press it was the best decision of his life.
Realizing that sharing his experience could be lifesaving for others is what compelled Green to go public in a video to be shown Tuesday to participants at an international summit on ending transphobia and homophobia in sport.
The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament.
The only other transgender or gender diverse Olympic gold medalists are Caitlyn Jenner and Quinn, who goes by one name and was part of Canada’s winning women’s soccer team in Tokyo last year.
She married Vanessa and welcomed their first baby girl child in February 2022. Her daughter’s name is Waitui Yolanta Green-Roberts.
|Waitui Yolanta Green-Roberts (Daughter)
She started her athletic career at the age of six and represented Australia in the 100m, 200m, and long jump at the World Junior Championship.
Ellia Green is a Rugby Player who has a net worth of $6 million. Ellia Green was born in Suva, in February 20, 1993.
|February 20, 1993
|27 YEARS OLD
Rugby Union player who was a member of the Australian women’s side that won the inaugural Rugby Sevens gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
She has also represented Australian Sevens Rugby at the Gold Coast Sevens tournament.