Last week, transgender swimmer Lia Thomas became the 500-yard freestyle NCAA swimming champion.
Thomas was born a man but identifies as a woman.
That transition came after Thomas failed to break through the top 400 rankings among men.
Competing against women, Thomas is now a champion and could possibly wind up on the Olympic team.
Governor DeSantis says hogwash… and acknowledged the Florida native as the real champion.
University of Virginia freshman Emma Weyant came in second to Thomas in the championships.
It was evident by the reaction of the other swimmers who they thought was the real champion of the race.
Thomas was often seen alone, with the real female swimmers in these events congratulating each other.
If you saw the picture where Thomas won, the look on the Texas Longhorns swimmer says what most of us are thinking right now.
DeSantis announced the “real” winner on Twitter, stating, “By allowing men to compete in women’s sports, the NCAA is destroying opportunities for women, making a mockery of its championships, and perpetuating a fraud.
“In Florida, we reject these lies and recognize Sarasota’s Emma Weyant as the best women’s swimmer in the 500y freestyle.”
Virginia Tech’s Reka Gyorgy was also critical of Thomas being permitted to compete.
She reportedly posted on Instagram, “It doesn’t promote our sport in a good way and I think it is disrespectful against the biologically female swimmers who are competing in the NCAA.”
Gyorgy made it clear that she supports Thomas’ right to transition, but then stated, “On the other hand, I would like to critique the NCAA rules that allow her to compete against us, who are biologically women.”
I would echo that sentiment… if that is what you want to do, have at it, but you should not be able to compete as a woman when your true gender is a man.
Source: New York Post